• JIJI, Kyodo

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A rally was held in Tokyo on Thursday calling for an end to the prolonged detention of foreign nationals at immigration facilities across the country, with a woman pleading for the immediate release of her detained husband, who is on a hunger strike.

“My husband believes a hunger strike is the only way for him to be released, and he has lost 8 kilograms since he was detained again,” the Japanese wife of the 24-year-old Kurdish asylum-seeker said at a news conference after the rally. “I want him back as soon as possible.”

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