UN panel harshly criticises Japan’s detention of Carlos Ghosn
The UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention says it will refer the case to the UN’s rapporteur on torture
Geneva — Carlos Ghosn’s detention for almost 130 days in a Japanese jail was neither necessary nor reasonable and violated the former Nissan chair’s human rights, a UN panel concluded in a harsh critique of Tokyo prosecutors who led the case against him.
The decision to arrest Ghosn four times in a row so as to extend his detention was “fundamentally unfair,” the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said in a report Monday posted on its website. The panel said that it would refer the case to the UN’s rapporteur on torture, cruel and other inhuman or degrading treatment...