A lawyer for the family of Carlos Ghosn has appealed to a UN body that the long-term detention of the ousted Nissan chairman violates his human rights.
Lawyer Francois Zimeray told reporters in Paris on Monday that his team has submitted a dossier to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
Zimeray said Ghosn's detention of more than 100 days in Japan is aimed at forcing him to confess, and violates international norms.
The lawyer wants the UN Working Group to recommend Ghosn's prompt release with appropriate compensation from the Japanese government.
Ghosn has been under detention since November, when he was first arrested for allegedly under-reporting his income from Nissan. Prosecutors in Tokyo later indicted Ghosn for the false reporting. He's also been charged with aggravated breach of trust and his requests for bail have been denied.
Zimeray said there are many concerns over the conditions of the detention and its impact on Ghosn. The family's attorney said he will work with Ghosn's legal defense team in Tokyo so he can be granted bail.