The wife of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, a global advocacy group, with comments that are shocking. She apparently called the detention of her husband “draconian” and has become generally vocal about his arrest. He was arrested in November 19, and has since been charged with falsifying financial reporting in the underreporting of his income and with a breach of trust with Nissan Motor Co. He has also been charged with making payments to a Saudi businessman, and has used Nissan for personal gain, according to charges.
Carole Ghosn`s charges in a letter how prosecutors interrogate prisoners without a lawyer present in an apparent effort to cause confusion – this is routine for suspects in Japan. Her husband has lost 3 kg in two weeks, and was denied medication according to the statement. He was only allowed a bath 2 or 3 times a week, according to her comments. She claimed in a letter that prosecutors often try to extract confessions from prisoners in detention – which could last for months.
“My husband is well-known as a person of unimpeachable honor, honesty, and interity,” she said in her letter. The Japanese Foreign Ministry said that Ghosn has his rights assured under the legal system. His treatment is appropriate under normal procedures here in Japan, according to Japanese officials.