Japan: Muslim man goes on hunger strike after being served pork at immigration center

The problem with hunger strikes is that we try to stop them.

The 48-year-old man from Pakistan who is being detained for unknown reasons was served a hot meal that contained processed ham on the evening of Aug 3 and has now been on a hunger strike for two weeks. People of Islamic faith are forbidden to eat any kind of meat from pigs.

A similar incident occurred last year in August where another Muslim man was served a salad with bacon pieces. On this occasion the Yokohama area immigration apologized for the “administrative mistake”.