On 26 May 2019, lawyer François Zimeray took the matter to the United Nations once again. He condemns the violations of Carlos Ghosn’s rights by Japan through an addition to the referral filed in March 2019.
In addition to the conditions of detention already called into question, the lawyer denounces the very strict and unjustified conditions of release imposed by the judge on Carlos Ghosn and more particularly the ban on speaking to his wife Carole.
Carlos Ghosn’s Japanese lawyer, Takashi Takano, told AFP that:
“The Tokyo court’s decision to ban all communication between Mr. Ghosn and his wife Carole without specific permission is inhumane and scandalous, even by Japanese standards. We have argued that this is a clear violation of our own constitution and of the UN treaty that our government ratified a long time ago”.Takashi Takano – avocat de Carlos Ghosn
Carlos Ghosn’s family and relatives are convinced that if he had to go through a fair trial, he would come out clean of the charges against him. However, the actions of the prosecutors suggest that what is being prepared is far from a fair trial. His lawyers have in fact denounced this situation with evidence at a pre-trial hearing in October.
This ban on communication which is an infringement of Carlos Ghosn’s rights but also of Carole Ghosn’s rights as a wife.
This ban on communication represents an infringement of Carlos Ghosn’s rights, but so is it for his wife Carole Ghosn. As a result, she increased her public appearances, particularly ahead of the G20 meeting to be held in Kyoto, Japan, at the end of June. She wishes to mobilize as far as she can the leaders who will be attending. During an interview with the Brazil’s leading newspaper O’Globo, she called on President Jair Bolsonaro to intercede on her husband’s behalf with Shinzo Abe, so that Carlos Ghosn, a Brazilian citizen, could receive a fair trial.
Carlos Ghosn’s family and relatives are convinced that if he had to go through a fair trial, he would come out clean of the charges against him. However, the actions of the prosecutors suggest that what is being prepared is far from a fair trial.
Actions that Carole Ghosn continues to fight on every continent. In the United States, in an interview with CNBC, she denounces the cruel and inhuman treatment of her husband, which she felt during the arrest in April: