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Carlos Ghosn's repeated arrests were extrajudicial abuse: UN panel

The panel said that it would refer the case to the UN's rapporteur on torture, cruel and other inhuman or degrading treatment

former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn
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Ghosn made a daring escape from Japan to Lebanon hidden inside a large box aboard a private jet in late December.

Hugo Miller | Bloomberg
Carlos Ghosn’s detention for almost 130 days in a Japanese jail was neither necessary nor reasonable and violated the former Nissan Motor chairman’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 United Nations 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

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First Published: Nov 24 2020 | 1:13 AM IST

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