Lawyers Say Carlos Ghosn Is Suffering From Kidney Failure And Was Re-Arrested Illegally

The defense team for Carlos Ghosn says the businessman’s latest arrest was illegal and that it interrupted his care for chronic kidney failure.

Reuters reports that documents prepared by Ghosn’s defense team, led by lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, claim that prosecutors in Tokyo, Japan re-arrested Ghosn on April in an attempt to interrupt the defense’s preparation and force a confession.

In these documents, the defense also stated that Ghosn suffers from high cholesterol, chronic kidney failure, and rhabdomyolysis and that interrupting his treatment is “inhuman.”

Related: Carlos Ghosn Arrested For The Fourth Time After Tweeting He’d “Tell The Truth”

Prosecutors in Japan re-arrested Ghosn on suspicion of enriching himself at a cost of $5 million to Nissan. Ghosn is currently being held in the same detention center where he previously spent more than 100 days after his initial arrest in 2018. Ghosn was released on $9 million bail for 30 days before his most recent arrest.

A source with alleged information on the conditions of Ghosn’s detention claims that he is being questioned by prosecutors for as much as 14 hours a day and sometimes in the middle of the night.

In a video released last week, Ghosn said that he was innocent.

“This is not about greed or dictatorship, this is about a plot, this is about a conspiracy, this is about backstabbing. I am innocent of all the charges that have been brought against me.”

Ghosn believes there was a plot to oust him as chief executive of Nissan and Renault due to fears that he would integrate the two companies on a deeper level.

“There was fear that the next step of the alliance in terms of convergence and in terms of moving toward a merger, would in a certain way threaten some people or eventually threaten the autonomy of Nissan,” he said.

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  • Mike anonymous

    There was nothing about his suffering from this before. You think he’d have mentioned it in the video if it was something that affected him before being inside the jail…. this is SAD. (I am not sure of the prison conditions, but the food that Is served in the prisons is actually occasionally toxic and not actually safe to eat (shortening lifespans due to the chemicals put into the foods).

    I just seems as though they really are trying to ‘get rid of‘ him though any means possible.

    I am not saying he’s innocent of everything ever, BUT at least give the guy a FAIR CHANCE to speak.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Will this case ever get solved or are they just gonna drag this for another 5 years?

    • illogicalPotato

      I mean, with the Supra Released and the Mueller report finished.. what else do we have to wait for?

  • Liam Paul

    In the end nissan will be their own undoing. I look for them to go bankrupt with Mitsubishi cause both automakers have no cars and a lot more important, suvs of relevances.. They are biting the hand of the man who saved them, well Nissan anyhow and as far as Ghosen, until, he gets a chance to tell his side and the story reminds one sided on the lies from nissan than I believe Ghosen is a victim of japan’s fear that Nissan would end up not being own 100 by japan

  • Mr. EP9

    Again, this just goes to show how broken the Japanese legal system is.

  • Pete Wagner

    Who doesn’t like the fact that their protection racket has collapsed, and they have nowhere to slither away to?

  • Six_Tymes

    sad, they are killing that man with stress. he was the best Nissan has ever had, and the other executives know it, and afraid of Ghosn doing their jobs too

  • MarketAndChurch

    This is just a downright ugly divorce, initiated by one on behalf of both, playing out in front for the world to see.

  • Alexandro Pietro

    There is another ex CEO that could merit to be arrested,but in VW…

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