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An Iranian man who was incarcerated at Fuchu prison has filed a 15 million yen damages suit against the national government, claiming that guards in the western Tokyo facility mistreated him, his lawyers said Sept. 17.

Bahman Daneshian Far, 31, filed the suit with the Tokyo District Court on Aug. 29. According to the lawsuit, Far was imprisoned in October 1993 after being sentenced to four years for assaulting fellow Iranians over a work-related dispute.

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