New York — The wife of ousted Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn has urged New York-based Human Rights Watch to draw attention to his “harsh treatment” during detention in a Japanese jail, a letter seen by Reuters showed on Sunday. Japanese authorities have charged Ghosn with under-reporting income and aggravated breach of trust for temporarily transferring personal investment losses to Nissan in 2008. In a nine-page letter to Kanae Doi, the rights group’s Japan director, Carole Ghosn asked it to “shine a light on the harsh treatment of my husband and the human rights-related inequities inflicted upon him by the Japanese justice system”. Ghosn was in charge of an alliance that included Nissan, Mitsubishi and France’s Renault, until his November arrest and removal as chair of the automakers sent shockwaves through the industry. The government has denied requests to end his detention, which has run since November 19. Ghosn’s lawyers have said it would probably take more than six months for his...

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