Foreigners in detention in Japan have suffered serious human rights violations, been denied adequate medical care and legal representation and are kept in solitary confinement for minor breaches of prison rules, Amnesty International said Monday.

In a 46-page report titled “Japan: Ill-treatment of Foreigners in Detention,” the international human rights group alleges that Japanese immigration officials, prison guards and police have abused foreigners in detention with violent punishment, sexual assault and racist behavior.

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