TOKYO A Vietnamese gentleman who died in a solitary mobile at a Japanese immigration detention centre complained of suffering all over his detention for a week before his death, fellow detainees mentioned.
The death was the thirteenth in Japan’s detention technique due to the fact 2006, a toll that has provoked sustained criticism from activists and a watchdog overseeing the centers about ailments prevailing there.
In a handwritten observe observed by Reuters on Tuesday, 6 detainees mentioned the gentleman, Nguyen The Hung regularly told guards he was suffering from suffering soon after his arrival at the East Japan Immigration Center in mid-March.
Nguyen complained of pains in his neck and head, the detainees extra.
An official at the centre northeast of Tokyo, the cash, declined to comment, outside of a statement on Monday that a Vietnamese gentleman in his forties experienced been identified unconscious there on Saturday and later pronounced lifeless.
A Vietnamese nun, citing information and facts from the Vietnamese embassy in Tokyo, told Reuters Nguyen experienced killed himself at the facility in the prefecture of Ibaraki.
The embassy did not quickly reply to telephone and email requests for comment.
Nguyen was approved painkillers by a health practitioner at the centre on Wednesday, the detainees mentioned in their letter, only for guards to disregard his later issues of suffering and admonish him to be quiet.
A Reuters investigation into the death of a Sri Lankan held in a solitary mobile at a Tokyo detention centre unveiled significant gaps in health-related care and checking of individuals held in Japan’s immigration detention technique.
The result in of Nguyen’s death has not been announced. The centre and the country’s Justice Ministry, which oversees detention centers, have mentioned the authorities would carry out an autopsy.
The East Japan Immigration Center held 297 detainees at the conclude of previous yr, according to the Justice Ministry.
(Reporting by Thomas Wilson Modifying by William Mallard and Clarence Fernandez)