Police officers stand in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan police department, June 15, 2012. (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao)
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Two detainees at an immigration centre in Japan died over the weekend, an official said Monday, just months after the death of another man at the same facility.An Iranian man in his 30s choked on his dinner on Friday, a spokeswoman at the immigration centre in Ushiku, northeast of Tokyo, told AFP, adding that he was taken to hospital but died on Saturday afternoon.In October last year, an asylum-seeker -- a member of Myanmar's Rohingya ethnic group -- collapsed and died after staff at the Ushiku immigration centre failed to call for a medic, allegedly because the doctor was having lunch.Japan accepted six refugees during the year, down from 18 in the previous year.
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