In Japan, dozens of migrants on hunger strike

Japan began a mass hunger strike of migrants. About it reports Reuters.

Dozens of detainees for violation of the regime of stay in the country, contained in the immigration center in Tokyo, he refused to eat in protest against illegal arrests. Some of the hunger strikers had previously applied for political asylum.

“We need to change something — said one of the protesters who has been in prison for over 10 months. — You need to end this system.”

At the moment in the immigration center in Tokyo contains 387 men and 189 women. In 2016, the issue of migrants was in the spotlight from the Japanese press after working with Sri Lanka died in the chamber, not waiting for medical care. Of the nearly 11 thousand applications for asylum in 2016 was endorsed by only 28.