• Kyodo, Staff Report


The immigration control office in Yokohama erroneously provided a Muslim man in detention with pork, contrary to the dietary doctrine of his religion, prompting him to launch a hunger strike, officials said.

The man, who was being detained for deportation procedures, found bacon in a salad provided for lunch Aug. 12 and complained. Officials changed the salad to one without pork and he ate the lunch, but he started refusing meals from the next morning.

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