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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and 10 municipalities in Tokyo said Monday they will temporarily shelter 18 mentally disabled people at welfare facilities in Tokyo because their guardians and attorneys claimed they have been physically and mentally abused at a Fukushima facility.

The local governments reached the decision nearly a month after the guardians and attorneys demanded protection for the 18, who have been staying at Shirakawa Ikusei En, home to 31 mentally disabled people.

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