Ghosn Allowed To Have Video Conference With Wife

Ghosn allowed to have video conference with wife

NHK has learned that a court has decided to allow former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn to have a video conference with his wife.

Ghosn was detained in a Tokyo jail after being charged with breach of trust and violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

In April, he was released on condition that he could not meet his wife or communicate with her by phone or email.

Sources say the Tokyo District Court decided to allow Ghosn to use a video conference system to see his wife for up to one hour.

A prosecutor's quasi-appeal of the court decision was rejected.

Ghosn is expected to talk with his wife Carole, who is abroad, on Friday for the first time in about seven months, with his lawyers present.

The couple had expressed strong dissatisfaction with the ban on their contact.

Ghosn's lawyers have asked the court several times to allow the two to meet, but were rejected on grounds of possible destruction of evidence.