A Japanese court ordered the state on Thursday to pay a Brazilian man ¥100,000 ($734) in damages over injuries he sustained after he was forcibly restrained at an immigration facility in Tokyo in 2018.

The Tokyo District Court ruled that the physical restraint used by immigration officials on the detainee was unlawful. Andre Kussunoki, who was hurt while he was resisting his transfer to a different immigration facility, had sued the government, saying such action was unnecessary.

In handing down the ruling, presiding Judge Ryota Shimozawa deemed the damages as "appropriate" given the dangers that such restraint can bring, the fear felt by the plaintiff and "humiliation he felt at not being respected as a human being."