Former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has been publicly fighting Japan’s charges of financial crimes against him since fleeing the country.
Ghosn repeatedly denied the charges against him and claimed that he was a victim of a corporate coup by other Nissan executives who were afraid that he might engineer a takeover by Renault.
He also claimed that he was a victim of Japan’s ancient hostage justice system in which suspects are held in harsh conditions for long periods to coerce a confession. He was arrested four times so that can detain him continuously. He spent 129 days in solitary confinement as part of his provisional detention and was interrogated so many times. The sessions lasted around five hours a day without the presence of his lawyers.
His horrible situation prompted him to escape Japan to Lebanon and fight the lawsuit against him in the public arena.
Japanese authorities engage in “extrajudicial abuse of process”
On Monday, Ghosn got good news. A UN human rights group may have finally given him, some vindication, with its unanimous finding that his detention was “arbitrary.” Japanese authorities violated his human rights.