Video of Sri Lankan who died in detention to be shown in court

NAGOYA, Feb 17 (Japan Today) - A court plans to show footage of a Sri Lankan woman who died in detention during proceedings for a damages suit filed by her bereaved family, a lawyer for the family said.

No date has been provided for the showing of the roughly five hours of government-provided security camera footage of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, who died at the age of 33 while being held at the Nagoya Regional Immigration Services Bureau on March 6, 2021.

Wishma's family is seeking damages from the government over her death, alleging she was illegally detained and died due to a lack of necessary medical care.

The lawyer told a press conference held after Wednesday's oral proceedings that non-public discussions on the trial's schedule at the Nagoya District Court included plans to show the video at some point. ...continue reading

Feb 17 (Nagoya TV News) - 名古屋の入管施設で、収容中のスリランカ人の女性が死亡し遺族が国に賠償を求めている裁判。国側が証拠として提出した「収容中の女性」の映像には、徐々に体調を悪化させていった姿が映っていました。  ...continue reading