Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

National / Crime & Legal Mar 19, 2014

Officials faulted in death of Ghanaian

by Tomohiro Osaki

In a landmark verdict, the Tokyo District Court on Wednesday ruled that immigration officials were responsible for the death of a Ghanaian man they were forcibly deporting in 2010. Finding that the officials "illegally" used excessive force to subdue Abubakar Awudu Suraj aboard a plane, ...

Immigration inmates live life of limbo, at officials' whim

Reference | FYI Feb 28, 2012

Immigration inmates live life of limbo, at officials' whim

by Masami Ito

Abubakar Awudu Suraj spent 20 months in an Immigration Bureau detention center before being manhandled onto a jetliner at Narita airport for deportation back to Ghana in March 2010. He died in handcuffs on the plane. Immigration authorities allegedly used "excessive force" to restrain him. Authorities ...

National Aug 7, 2011

Driver guilty in Utah bus accident

A 27-year-old Japanese bus driver was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison by a U.S. district court Friday following an accident that killed three Japanese tourists and injured 12 others in Utah last August. Yasushi Mikuni will be held for one year, and ...

National Apr 21, 2010

Wife presses for details in death of deportee

by Minoru Matsutani

The Japanese wife of a Ghanaian who died last month while he was being deported for overstaying his visa called Tuesday on police and the Immigration Bureau to disclose exactly how he died. "I want the government to unveil the truth as soon as possible ...