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Carlos Ghosn decries bail conditions limiting contact with his wife

Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention House in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo April 25, 2019. (Reuters)

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was released on bail from a Tokyo jail on Thursday, said he was grateful bail had been granted but denounced conditions limiting contact with his wife.

The Tokyo District Court has stipulated that Ghosn cannot meet or otherwise communicate with his wife Carole without prior permission, according to his defense lawyer.

“Restricting communications and contact between my wife and me is cruel and unnecessary,” Ghosn said in a statement.

He added: “We love each other very much, she answered all of the prosecutors’ questions in court, and she has done nothing wrong.”

Ghosn added that he maintains his innocence and is committed to vigorously defending himself against “meritless and unsubstantiated accusations.”

Earlier on Thursday, Japanese prosecutors lodged an appeal against Carlos Ghosn’s bail, meaning the former Motor Co Chairman will have to wait further to see if he will win his release.

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Last Update: Thursday, 25 April 2019 KSA 19:29 - GMT 16:29
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