The wife of former President of Nissan Motor Co. Carlos Ghosn filed a complaint with Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization, in which she condemned her husband’s treatment of Japanese justice, which she described as a “hostage system”.
Carole Ghosn, the wife of the Brazilian-French-Lebanese executive, sent a letter in late December to the human rights non-governmental organization to expose abusive practices, which, in her opinion, are allowed by Japan’s judicial system.
“Long-term detention to extract confessions under the Japanese hostage regime is one of the main tactics of the Japanese prosecution’s investigation”.
The letter adds that those suspected of committing a crime in Japan “are repeatedly interrogated without their lawyers, have limited access to legal advice, and have no right to apply for bail” until trial proceedings begin.
“My husband’s treatment is a case worth studying about the reality of this brutal regime,” Carole said.
Ghosn, 64, has been arrested in Tokyo since Nov. 19 on suspicion of irregularities in his income and wealth management during his April presidency.
The official accused him of violating the confidence of Nissan and not disclosing part of his income agreed upon with the company over eight years, according to the Japanese authorities, to 9 billion yen (72 million euros).