Ghosn to appear in court for detention hearing

Ousted Nissan Boss Carlos Ghosn To Make First Public Appearance In 7 Weeks

Ghosn to make first public appearance since arrest

The next day, however, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office arrested Ghosn on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust in violation of the Companies Law, saying he shifted his personal investment losses to Nissan.

Mr Ghosn was ousted days after his arrest on Nov 19.

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn is set to appear in a court in Tokyo to hear the reason for his detention.

Earlier this week, the Tokyo District Court approved an extension to Ghosn's detention until January 11, after re-arrest by prosecutors who accuse him of aggravated breach of trust in transferring personal investment losses to Nissan.

The embattled vehicle titan will attend a hearing of the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday, according to his chief lawyer, Motonari Otsuru.

"This has made it clearer that no crime took place, and that's why I filed the request", the lawyer said.

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Article 34 of Japan's Constitution stipulates that "no person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him or without the immediate privilege of counsel".

They also allege he under-reported his salary to the tune of four billion yen over the next three fiscal years - apparently to avoid criticism that his pay was too high.

Visits from lawyers, family and friends are strictly controlled by prosecutors in Japan, making it hard for suspects to establish a defense or give their side of the story to the media. He remains chairman and CEO of Renault, but the company has assigned his duties to other executives in his absence.

The once jet-setting executive, who denies any wrongdoing, was initially held in a tiny single cell at the detention centre in the north of the Japanese capital but has now reportedly been moved to a more comfortable room. That lack of transparency and concern that Nissan will use Ghosn's absence to push for more power within the alliance has heightened tensions between the automakers.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the day Ghosn will appear in court.

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