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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn case looks to shake up Japan's 'hostage justice'

Detaining suspects until they admit crimes goes against global standards

TOKYO -- International criticism of Japan's so-called "hostage justice" system may have played a role in the release of Carlos Ghosn on bail after the former Nissan Motor chairman spent 108 days in prison following his arrest for financial crimes.

Despite being held for more than three months, the release on March 6 was unusually early in Japan, where suspects are typically held until their trial begins.

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