November 24th – On the 23rd local time, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued an opinion, saying that the Japanese judiciary’s arrest of Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor, for four times, was “inappropriate”, violating the principle of presumption of innocence and believing that the Japanese government should make compensation. The Japanese government said it “deep regret” in response.
According to a Japanese television report on the 23rd, the submission said that the prolonged detention of Ghosn by the Japanese judiciary forced him to be in an environment prone to making adverse confessions and hindered his free communication with lawyers. Ghosn’s lawyer also issued a statement on the 23rd, saying that “the behavior of the Japanese judiciary is obviously illegal”.
Although the opinion issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council has no legal effect, the Japanese government still objects to it, saying that “deeply regrets that this conclusion is based on the information provided by Ghosn alone”.
On December 29, 2019, Ghosn fled Japan under a pseudonym and forged documents, and the International Criminal Police Organization immediately issued a red wanted notice to him. Some media said that Ghosn cheated the police in hiding in a cello box and left Japan from Kansai International Airport by private plane.
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