Peruvian whose arm was broken sues Japanese government over excessive use of force at Osaka immigration bureau
The man, 46, filed the suit with the Osaka District Court, demanding about ¥2 million ($18,000) in damages.
When an officer opened his cell door at around 9 p.m., the man tried to leave but was subsequently surrounded and subdued face down, it said. He was handcuffed with his arms behind his back and kept in the cell for over 14 hours.
The man created a ruckus a few times during confinement and had his arm twisted by the guards, among other actions.
Around the afternoon of the next day, he experienced swelling and intense pain in his left arm. After a subsequent medical examination, he was told that his arm was fractured.
The injury took a month to heal and the amount of force used by the immigration officers was excessive, according to the suit.
“He hurled himself against the wall multiple times in order to get out of the room, and we are not aware of how (his arm) came to be fractured,” it said.