Ghosn Family Going to U.N. Human Rights Office

Society

Paris, March 4 (Jiji Press)--A lawyer for the family of indicted former Nissan Motor Co. <7201> Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday revealed a plan to file a petition with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.

In the petition, the Ghosn side will say that his basic human rights have been infringed as he has been detained for more than 100 days and will ask the OHCHR to initiate an investigation into the situation, the lawyer said at a press conference in Paris.

Ghosn has been in detention in Japan since his first arrest on Nov. 19, 2018, by the special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office for his alleged failure to declare part of his pay from Nissan in the major Japanese automaker's financial statements in violation of Japan's financial instruments and exchange law.

Ghosn has been indicted for the alleged executive pay underreporting and on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust for transferring his personal financial losses to Nissan, an act against Japan's companies law.

At the press conference, the lawyer criticized the current situation surrounding Ghosn, saying that his defense counsel is not allowed to be present during questioning of the accused by the special prosecutors squad and that his detention has been prolonged.

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