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Relatives of a Sri Lankan woman who died while in custody at an immigration center in central Japan last year sued the government on Friday, demanding ¥156 million ($1.35 million) in damages.

The family of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali alleges she was illegally detained and died due to a lack of necessary medical care. The suit was filed with the Nagoya District Court two days before the first anniversary of her death.

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