Police in Tokyo set up barrier-free detention room

Jan 20, 2017

Police in Tokyo set up barrier-free detention room

The Metropolitan Police Department has newly created a barrier-free room at a detention facility for use with suspects in need of nursing care. It is the first barrier-free detention room in Japan, according to the police. The MPD believes that the need for such ...

Jul 8, 2016

Inmates on hunger strike at Osaka immigration detention center

Fourteen inmates in an Osaka immigration detention center are on hunger strike over what they call “inhumane conditions” including poor medical care, drawing fresh attention to the country’s detention system. The detainees launched their hunger strike at the center on Monday over the rejection ...

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Jun 19, 2016

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village’s democratically elected leader and seizures of land. The protests in Wukan come nearly five years after an uprising there made ...