Wife Of Detained Ex-Nissan Head Slams Japan's Justice System In Letter To Rights Group

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Wife of Detained Ex-Nissan Head Slams Japan's Justice System in Letter to Rights Group

The wife of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan in late 2018 over financial misconduct and has been held in custody ever since, appealed on Monday to a prominent human rights watchdog, criticizing the country's custodial system and claiming that her husband was being interrogated without his lawyers present and browbeaten into confessing

TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th January, 2019) The wife of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan in late 2018 over financial misconduct and has been held in custody ever since, appealed on Monday to a prominent human rights watchdog, criticizing the country's custodial system and claiming that her husband was being interrogated without his lawyers present and browbeaten into confessing.

According to The Japan Times newspaper, Ghosn's wife Carole Ghosn has submitted a nine-page long letter to the local branch of Human Rights Watch.

"My husband's is a case study in the realities of this draconian system ... For hours each day, the prosecutors interrogate him, browbeat him, lecture him and berate him, outside the presence of his attorneys, in an effort to extract a confession .

.. No human being should be detained under conditions so harsh that their only plausible purpose is to coerce a confession," the letter read, as quoted by the outlet.

Carole Ghosn also claimed that her husband was being held in a cell that has no heating in it and had lost around 7 Pounds after just two weeks of confinement because of a poor diet.

Ghosn and his right hand, Greg Kelly, were arrested in Japan in late November for underreporting about $44 million worth of the chairman's income. Last week, Ghosn was indicted by the Japanese prosecution for aggravated breach of trust and violations of a financial law.

Both Ghosn and Kelly, who was released on bail on December 25, have denied the accusations.

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