Italian detainee dies in apparent suicide at Tokyo immigration

TOKYO, Nov 19 (Japan Times) - An Italian man in his 50s, who was being detained at a Tokyo immigration facility, died in a suspected suicide Friday morning, the Immigration Services Agency of Japan said.

According to the agency, an employee at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau found the man collapsed in his room at around 7:20 a.m. The agency said he had lost his permission to provisional release and was detained again from Oct. 25.

The man appeared to have electrocuted himself by tampering with a television cable that was plugged in, according to the agency. Staff attempted to resuscitate him, but he was later confirmed dead at the hospital. ...continue reading