TOKYO – Carlos Ghosn released the statement below after being granted bail. Following his fourth arrest, Mr. Ghosn was detained under cruel and unjust conditions in an effort to force him to confess to a crime he did not commit.

“I am grateful that bail has been granted and thankful for my family and supporters in Japan and around the world who fought for my release. No person should ever be indefinitely held in solitary confinement for the purpose of being forced into making a confession. But restricting communications and contact between my wife and me is cruel and unnecessary. We love each other very much, she answered all of the prosecutors’ questions in court, and she has done nothing wrong.

I maintain my innocence and am committed to vigorously defending myself against these meritless and unsubstantiated accusations. I hope to be given a fair trial where the truth will come to light and I will be fully vindicated.”