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The Cabinet approved a bill Friday to improve the treatment of criminal suspects before trial or defendants awaiting sentencing while in police custody.

The bill contains a provision that maintains the controversial police detention facilities known in Japanese as “daiyo kangoku,” which are used to hold detainees prior to indictment. This substitute prison system has drawn criticism at home and abroad for fostering human rights abuses.

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