Immigrant detention centers under scrutiny in Japan after fourth death

December 2, 2014 11:30 AM

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese authorities are investigating the death of a Sri Lankan man at an immigration detention center in Tokyo, the fourth such case in just over a year, amid criticism the facilities are overcrowded and understaffed.

Tokyo's Immigration Office confirmed that a Sri Lankan man died in detention, but refused to identify him citing an ongoing investigation.

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