TOKYO A Vietnamese person who died in solitary confinement at a Japanese immigration detention center, raising issues about checking of detainees, died from a stroke, a Justice Ministry formal claimed on Monday.
The loss of life of Nguyen The Hung final month at the East Japan Immigration Centre in Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, took the toll in Japan’s detention method to thirteen given that 2006.
The fatalities have provoked criticism from activists and a watchdog overseeing the facilities above clinical care and checking of detainees.
An autopsy identified that Nguyen died of a subarachnoid hemorrhage, the formal claimed, requesting anonymity. The autopsy was carried out on Wednesday, a different particular person with direct understanding of the subject claimed.
Though comprehensive specifics of Nguyen’s clinical condition and remedy at the center remain unclear, fellow detainees claimed the Vietnamese had frequently instructed guards he was struggling from soreness in his head and neck immediately after his arrival.
Nguyen was prescribed painkillers by a medical professional at the center, the detainees claimed in a letter, only for guards to disregard his later on problems of soreness as he was held in a solitary mobile and convey to him to be tranquil.
Tooru Tsunoda, a medical professional and vice-chairman of a watchdog overseeing circumstances at the center, instructed Reuters that despite the fact that strokes are really hard to detect, guards may well have missed indicators of Nguyen’s health issues.
“They may well have been not able to detect the stroke by only checking Nguyen in the solitary mobile,” Tsunoda instructed Reuters.
Nguyen, born in 1969, arrived in Japan in 1998 to look for asylum, a Vietnamese nun instructed Reuters. He was just one of additional than 11,000 refugees Japan took in through the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
A Reuters investigation into the loss of life of a Sri Lankan held in a solitary mobile at a Tokyo detention center discovered critical gaps in clinical care and checks on sick detainees.
(Reporting by Ami Miyazaki and Thomas Wilson Editing by Nick Macfie)