Ghosn Enduring "Bizarre Inquisition" in Japan: WSJ

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New York, Nov. 27 (Jiji Press)--Former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn is enduring a "bizarre inquisition" in Japan, a Wall Street Journal editorial said Tuesday.

He has been "held in detention for days without being charged, interrogated by prosecutors without a lawyer present, and fired from his post amid media leaks claiming he's guilty of financial malfeasance," said the U.S. business daily.

"Communist China? No, capitalist Japan, where...Ghosn is enduring a bizarre inquisition," said the editorial, titled "The Ghosn Inquisition," on the Tuesday edition.

The U.S. business daily said Japan's judicial system allows detention of up to 20 days without charges being filed, which may be extended further if a fresh arrest warrant is served on the suspect.

"Such treatment is more appropriate for a yakuza mobster than an international CEO with no previous record of fraud or self-dealing," the editorial said.

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