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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.

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