UN Human Rights Experts Say Carlos Ghosn Was Wrongly Detained

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Almost a year after he dramatically escaped what he claimed was unjustified persecution in Japan, it now seems that Lebanese former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn was telling the truth. 

According to AP, a panel of United Nations human rights experts established that he was “wrongly detained in Japan” and called the arrest “arbitrary.”

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The UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is now calling on the Japanese government to provide “compensation” and “other reparations” for Ghosn and to “take the necessary steps to remedy the situation of Mr. Ghosn without delay.”

In addition, the group wants Japan to conduct an independent investigation and take measures against those who violated Ghosn’s rights.

This new information can be vital to the case against the U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son Peter, who are facing extradition to Japan after helping Ghosn jump bail last December.

Ghosn is currently in Lebanon after fleeing Japan, where he was awaiting trial after being arrested on charges of alleged financial wrongdoing, which he strongly denies. 

The auto mogul, who saved Nissan from going bankrupt, says the Japanese executives of the company plotted against him to ruin his reputation and incriminate him because they didn’t like the direction he was taking the company.

Ghosn went from being among the most successful men in the automotive industry to a fugitive. Now, the UN panel is proving his innocence.

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