Japan is not entitled to blame China's "Uighur problem."
The Immigration Bureau of Japan has released a final report on the death of Wishma Sandamari, a 33-year-old Sri Lankan woman who was detained in the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau, in March, but the cause of her death is still unclear. do not have. Attorneys representing her bereaved family filed a request for disclosure of administrative documents to the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau in May to investigate the medical and treatment situation in which Mr. Wishma was being held. As a result, almost all black-painted documents, about 15,000, were sent. Lawyers released the document to the press on August 17, and held a press conference with the bereaved family. [BuzzFeed Japan / Sumireco Tomita]
A black-painted document from the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau was pasted on the wall of the conference room of the Members' Office Building (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). There are 3 boxes of cardboard in total.
Most of them are the diary of the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau, where Mr. Wishma was held, and the others are the detainee's visit book and the medical treatment result report.
The parts that are not painted black are only the titles.
"This black paper reveals the darkness of immigration," said Shoichi Ibusuki, a lawyer representing the bereaved family.
"All the meaningful parts are blacked out. When secretiveness comes to this point, it seems like a joke. All immigration wants to put it in a black box and hide the information. It is stated in the investigation report. Even what I'm doing has come out in black. "
"Is this the right thing to do as a country and as an administration? Since 2007, 17 people have died at immigration facilities. I don't think I have reflected on immigration at all."
Looking at the black-painted document, Wishma's sister Wayomi said, "I think that the blackening shows that I want to hide the immigration bureau. The video was also edited in 2 hours. I feel it's clear that he has killed his sister. "
On April 9, lawyers representing the bereaved family requested the delivery of medical and treatment-related documents related to Mr. Wishma, which is believed to have been stored in the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau. The Immigration Bureau then refused to hand over the documents and demanded that they request the disclosure of administrative documents.
In response, the lawyer requested the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau to disclose administrative documents in May, and received the black-painted documents on August 2.
It is said that the disclosure implementation fee was 156,760 yen.
The reason why the Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau was unable to disclose this information and blacked it out was that "making it public may still harm the rights and interests of individuals" and "it may hinder the proper performance of the relevant affairs." And so on.
The survey report is based on the guard work diary sent in black this time.
Lawyers point out that the final report is "a convenient cut of a small portion of the information."
Attorney Takahashi said, "The blackened document is exactly the same as the edited video. Even the video, which is proof of immobility, has different content from the report." "Is it arbitrarily cut or not? That's something I don't understand as it is, "he says.
Regarding the surveillance camera footage of the room where Mr. Wishma, who the bereaved family has been asking for disclosure, was released on August 12 only to the bereaved family, a shortened version of the two-week footage edited into two hours.
The bereaved family visited the Ministry of Justice to watch two hours of footage that day, but was shocked by the content and became ill and was interrupted on the way.
The rest of the footage will be adjusted for viewing at a later date, but he plans to ask for the presence of a lawyer.
After watching the footage, the bereaved family told reporters, "I was able to help her sister. In the footage, her sister was treated like a dog." "My sister was killed." And he was talking like this.
"This video is important to everyone. There is no humanity here. All foreigners should watch. My sister is like this. Maybe you tomorrow."
"People who work here (immigration) have no human heart. They were not treated as humans."
The bereaved family continues to demand that all footage be released, saying that the Immigration Bureau has only released a shortened version edited in two hours, saying that it "only shows what is convenient for them."
"Ibusuki thoroughly hides inconveniences to me. Video editing and black-painted documents represent the immigration concealment," said Ibusuki.
Attorney Ibusuki continues to demand the disclosure of video for two weeks including the day of death.
An online signature was also launched for the video release, and on August 13, a 50,000-stroke signature requesting video disclosure and recurrence prevention was submitted to the Immigration Bureau.