Lawyer Criticized Ghosn Treatment

Lawyer criticized Ghosn treatment

A lawyer for former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn criticized his client's new detention as excessive. Junichiro Hironaka spoke on Wednesday evening when Tokyo prosecutors were reportedly preparing to rearrest Ghosn.

Hironaka said prosecutors had told them they would be notified by March 31 whether there would be an additional indictment.

He said when he made an inquiry on April 1, prosecutors told him they cannot say anything now and that they do not know when they would be able to do so.

Hironaka questioned the appropriateness and rationality of Ghosn's detention even though the court has judged he is not a flight risk and that he would not try to destroy evidence.

He criticized what he described as a "hostage justice system."