French lawyer of Ghosn says Japan failed to arrange a fair trial

Carlos Ghosn Renault-Nissan

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer on Friday informed the Japanese government that the officials had failed to arrange for a fair trial that respected universal rights.

Francois Zimeray, French lawyer for Ghosn, stated that it had been for prosecutors of Japan to prove the Ghosn’s guilt, not for Ghosn to prove his innocence.

“It belongs to the prosecution to prove guilt and not to the accused person to prove its innocence,” Zimeray stated.

Japanese Justice Minister Masako Mori released a rare and forceful public takedown of auto executive-turned-fugitive Ghosn after he criticized the country’s legal system as allowing him zero chance of a fair trial as he sought to justify his fleeing to Beirut, Lebanon.

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