Japanese photographer demands government to return confiscated passport

February 12, 2015 6:59 AM

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Japanese photographer demands government to return confiscated passport

TOKYO – A Japanese photographer said Thursday he was forced to give up his passport because he planned a reporting trip to Syria, complaining the confiscation violated his constitutional right of travel and press freedom and took away his work.

Yuichi Sugimoto, 58, told a news conference that several Foreign Ministry and police officials visited his home in Niigata, without appointment, on Saturday, citing the risk of his planned trip that had been published in local media. Sugimoto said, fearing arrest, he handed over his passport.

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