Jun 302016
 June 30, 2016  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Totally forgetting or ignoring the lessons of what happened to Japanese-Americans in the U.S. during World War II,  it seems:

Japan’s Supreme Court has approved the government’s blanket surveillance of Muslims in the country.

The country’s top court struck down a second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom of religion. Mohamed Fujita, whose name has been changed to protect his identity is one of the 17 plaintiffs in a lawsuit that challenged extensive monitoring of Japan’s Muslims,Al Jazeera reported.

Fujita and the other plaintiffs sued the government following the leak in 2010 of 114 police files, which revealed religious profiling of Muslims across Japan.

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