We’ve been working very hard to improve the situation that surrounds detainees and prisoners, while we visit them weekly, to encourage them and give them hope.
Today, Rabbi and Muto san met with Senior Vice-Minister of Justice, Toshio Ogawa.
Rabbi spoke to him about the handling of Jewish detainees, especially one who has been detained for three years, without being allowed to keep our Jewish tradition and religious laws. Now that he has been convicted, they took away his Jewish garments. He used to buy fruits for food because of his strict observance of the dietary law. But this privilege has been also taken away and he cannot buy fruits anymore.
The minister promised that he will do his utmost to help us in this case and update us with any developments in this issue.
I hope there will be good news with this very soon.