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A lawyer for a suspect in police custody in Nagoya has asked for the man’s temporary release, claiming his continued detention and denial of treatment after being infected with the coronavirus constitutes a “human rights violation.”

The request filed Tuesday with the Nagoya District Court concerns a 47-year-old man who was arrested earlier this month over a gambling-related case. After testing positive for the virus, he has been kept in a police detention center used as a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients.

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