OSAKA — The Osaka High Court has rejected an appeal by a local day laborer who charged that he was illegally detained and beaten by Osaka police following a 1992 riot in Nishinari Ward.

Shinichi Mitomo was seeking 1.2 million yen in damages from Osaka Prefecture for bodily harm he allegedly suffered after his arrest Oct. 3, 1992, following clashes between police and laborers. Mitomo’s original suit, filed in 1993, was turned down. He appealed to the high court in 1995. In both, he insisted that his arrest and detainment were illegal and that he was beaten by Nishinari police while in detention.

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