Japan drops plans to fast-track refugee deportations after Sri Lankan’s death in detention – South China Morning Post

Japan drops plans to fast-track refugee deportations after Sri Lankan’s death in detention – South China Morning Post

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Japan has dropped controversial plans to make it easier to deport foreigners, including asylum seekers, following the death of a Sri Lankan woman in an immigration detention facility in March.

The proposed legislative amendment, which had been widely condemned by opposition politicians and human rights groups alike, was withdrawn by the government on Tuesday.

Around 300 foreign nationals are currently detained in Japan awaiting deportation, according to Makiko Ando of the Solidarity Network…Read More

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