A few days before the first anniversary of the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, a press conference (translated into English) was organized by his defense team at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. They reiterated the grounds for requesting that all charges be dropped and explained to the media once again how Nissan colluded with the prosecutors to oust Carlos Ghosn.
An official press release issued by the defense team reiterated that Carlos Ghosn remains a victim of the Japanese hostage justice system and that the prosecutors “have repeatedly violated Carlos Ghosn’s basic right to a fair trial”.
Carlos Ghosn’s French lawyers issued numerous statements highlighting the discriminatory and extraordinary treatment being meted out to their client:
- The impossibility of receiving a fair trial and the ban on meeting with his wife, discussed by François Zimeray on France Inter radio;
- The obvious collusion and arrangements between Nissan and the Japanese prosecutors, described by Jean-Yves Le Borgne in a lengthy debate on BFM TV;
- And a blatant plot to take down a business leader who wanted to strengthen industrial ties, as discussed on BFM Business TV.