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Japanese officials say Ghosn would have fair trial if he didn't run away

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Japanese officials say Ghosn would have fair trial if he didn't run away

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Carlos Ghosn, Past CEO of Nissan (Photo: Getty Images)

The first public comment from Japanese officials about the escape of former Renault-Nissan president Carlos Ghosn was to say that he would have received a fair trial if he had not fled Japan. "Defendant Ghosn broke his own promise that he would appear before the court and fled the country. What this shows is simple: he did not want to submit to the judgment of our nation's courts and sought to avoid punishment for his crimes, "said Tokyo Deputy Prosecutor Takahiro Saito. "There is no room to justify such an action." As of Sunday, 5, no Japanese government official responsible for the Ghosn case, who fled Tokyo prison on December 30, had commented on the matter.

The former president of Nissan Motor Co. and his supporters attacked the Japanese judiciary. Ghosn said on December 31 she was "held hostage by a fraudulent Japanese judicial system, where it is presumed guilty, discrimination is rampant and basic human rights are denied." One of his defense attorneys, Takashi Takano, said on Saturday, 1/4, that defendants in Japan do not receive fair trial, in part, because suspects can be held for weeks or months behind bars without interrogation. a lawyer.

Ghosn was arrested in Japan in November 2018, accused of hiding part of his assets. He spent months in prison until, in a $ 14 million deal, he migrated to house arrest. Although the prosecution's allegations were made 13 months ago, there was still no prospect of a trial in Tokyo.

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