• Kyodo


The family of a Nagoya Prison inmate who died at the prison in 2001 filed a lawsuit targeting the government Friday, claiming assaults by guards had caused his death and seeking 88 million yen in compensation.

According to the complaint, filed at the Kyoto District Court, the guards in November 2001 began spraying the inmate, 43, in the rectum with water from a fire hose.

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