Japanese Police Arrests Thai Woman Abused by Japanese Husband
Thursday, March 23, 2006 Posted: 11:36 PM JST
A Thai woman who was abused by her Japanese husband has been arrested by the Japanese police because her visa has expired, TBS' News 23 reported today. The woman experienced terrible abuse and was even threatened with a kitchen knife. The abuse was both physical and psychological. Her husband for example compared her with vermin in front of their child. She was eventually able to escape to a shelter and sued her husband for domestic abuse. But as she was sorting out her domestic problems, her visa, which needs to be extended every three years, expired. Enough reason for the Japanese police to arrest her. This is a clear abuse of her human rights and should not be condoned.
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