Carole Ghosn Issues Plea to Macron as World Leaders Gather for the G7 Summit

Former Nissan-Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn Remains Under House Arrest Without Trial Date Under Japanese “Hostage Justice” System

August 22, 2019 – As global leaders convene in Biarritz, France for the 45th G7 summit, Carlos Ghosn, a French citizen, remains under house arrest in Japan, having not been issued a trial date for 276 days, and barred from making any contact with his wife Carole for the past 140 days. 

Carlos Ghosn has been out on bail since April 25 under punitive and inhumane conditions which violate fundamental human rights, including the close monitoring of his movements and communications. Two weeks ago, the judge for the case denied the family’s fifth appeal for Carole Ghosn’s visitation or communication rights, without providing any explanation. Not only has a trial date yet to be set, but Carlos Ghosn’s defense team is still being denied access to case files, essential to ensure a fair trial.

In her pursuit of a fair trial for her husband, Carole Ghosn is making a plea to French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss her husband’s unjust treatment with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe when the two meet alongside heads of state from the other G7 countries in Biarritz this weekend.

“To say that my husband’s bail conditions are ‘cruel and unusual’ would be an understatement. The Japanese brand of justice does not align with the standards of the other G7 nations. This ‘Japanese hostage justice’ system extends well beyond my husband’s case and should appall the French government,” Carole Ghosn, wife of Carlos Ghosn said. “I am calling on President Macron to intercede on my husband’s behalf with Prime Minister Abe and implore him to do the right thing. Carlos deserves a fair trial and that starts with just bail conditions and setting a trial date.”