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UN panel rebukes Japanese prosecutors in handling Ghosn case

Criminal-justice system relies on confessions and exposes detainees to potential coercion, report says

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn arrives to deliver a news conference in Beirut on Jan. 8.   © Reuters

Japan's detention of Carlos Ghosn for more than four months with limited access to legal counsel was arbitrary and violated the former automobile titan's human rights, a United Nations panel concluded in a rebuke of Japanese prosecutors involved in the case.

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