Their FAQ reads like a fake booking.com review.
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7 hours a day for 70 days?
Without a lawyer present?
Where is that fair and balanced justice system I keep hearing about? Ghosn could have used some of that.
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Screenshot and discussion about the tweet here:
The footage the her press conference has been edited (her mistake was cut out) as well.
Carry on - nothing to see here.
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Good articles out there today about Mori's mistake and response by Ghosn's French Lawyer:
Japan's minister of Justice said not once but twice that "Ghosn should come to Japan to prove his innocence", completely ignoring the Universal declaration of Human rights.
"Francois Zimeray said in a statement addressed to Justice Minister Masako Mori that her mistake reflected Japanese justice, which goes against the human rights principle of presumption of innocence."
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Mori, Suga, the prosecutors, with their inflexibility and unwillingness to truly listen and integrate criticism, have lost the PR war.
I cannot count the amount of news outlets who are now publishing pieces about Japan's justice system.
The coverage that the Japanese justice system is getting now... all of that has been building up for many years.
Faced with international criticism, the official modus operandi is to build a united front and say that everything is ok when clearly things are not ok.
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Mori is feeling the heat. This is what her statement is all about. The embarrassing thing is that everyone realizes this is a face-saving operation.
Her job is at stake of course, however there's clearly more at stake than just her job. A tremendous amount of reputational damage has already been dished out on Japan and her coming out like this means they are ready to do anything to make it stop, they cannot withstand this amount of criticism while the whole world is looking.
And also can you imagine what kind of damage her resignation, in the wake of Kawai and Sugawara's resignations, would inflict?
Mori's statement ignores the "numerous voices of dissent that have been raised by criminal defense lawyers in addition to opposition from prosecutors and judges."
This is what Mori and the prosecutors are defending:
"Judges who dare to find people not guilty get punished professionally." (Hiroshi Segi, a former Supreme Court judge, in his book entitled “The Hopeless Court”). So did Ghosn really have a chance at a fair trial in Japan?
Hiroshi Ishikawa, a former prosecutor: “I was taught that foreigners and gang members have no human rights. I was taught that winning is everything. And with the de facto power to detain someone who insists they’re innocent all the way up to their trial, we usually win. However, that doesn’t always mean that justice is served.”
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I'm taking a step back and putting this raid, an integral part of a face-saving operation, in the context of the aftermath of Kawai and Sugawara's resignations, which caused a bit of damage and worry.
And now Mori. Everyone here can clearly see she's starting to feel the heat... to come out like she did and read a statement to reassure the world about the fairness of the Japanese justice system. Her job is at stake and if this escalates further a few heads could possibly roll including hers.
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Trying to get to him by targetting the people close to him... disgusting behavior. Next they could really come down hard on Kelly, for the simple reason that he's within their reach.
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This is such an important moment... the whole world is watching.
I truly hope it is not the case, but it certainly looks like "retaliation" for Takano's blog post: https://www.wsj.com/articles/carlos-ghosn-lawyer-expresses-despair-over-japanese-legal-system-11578142967
Hammer on the nail that sticks out.
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A huge global backlash is building up about how Ghost was handled:
"The abrupt arrest and indefinite detention of Carlos Ghosn in Japan have brought to mind unflattering parallels with Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union. "
"Former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was justified in fleeing Japan while under house arrest for alleged accounting fraud, according to a British businessman who helped uncover a financial scandal at Olympus, a Japanese technology firm."
Woodford speaks on the BBC about it.
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