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Ghosn's wife urges action on his 'harsh' detention

IANS  |  Tokyo 

The wife of ousted Motor has urged immediate action against the "harsh treatment" meted out to him in a Japanese jail, where he has been detained for nearly two months for alleged financial

In a letter to the (HRW), described constant interrogations and appealed for action, the reported on Monday.

"For hours each day, the prosecutors interrogate him, browbeat him, lecture him and berate him, outside the presence of his attorneys, in an effort to extract a confession," said in her nine-page letter to the advocacy group.

There has been no immediate reaction to the claims from Japanese prosecutors.

Carlos Ghosn, a towering figure of the car industry, faces three charges of financial including understating his income and aggravated breach of trust.

He has denied any wrongdoing.

In the letter, said he was being held in a small, unheated cell and denied daily medications.

He has lost weight since his detainment, she said, and eats mainly rice and barley.

"I urge to highlight his case... to press the government to reform its draconian system of pretrial detention and interrogation," the letter said.

Ghosn's lawyers said he could be in jail for another six months before his first trial is held, the said.

"No one should be forced to endure what my husband faces every day, particularly in a developed nation like Japan, the third largest economy in the world," the letter said.



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 10:56 IST