Thursday 3 October 2019

japantimes.co.jp: “Famed French lawyer signals shift in Ghosn’s defense strategy”

“In an exclusive interview with The Japan Times, former French ambassador and renowned human rights lawyer Francois Zimeray said he joined the legal team to ensure Ghosn receives a fair trial and views Ghosn’s treatment under Japan’s criminal defense system as problematic”.

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Friday 20 September 2019

uk.reuters.com: “Breakingviews – Cox: Imagine Carlos Ghosn as a human rights martyr”

“(…) Francois Zimeray, a French lawyer who served as former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ambassador-at-large for human rights, believes his client, Ghosn, has a strong case to make for the dismissal of the charges against him.
Ghosn’s treatment at the hand of Japanese authorities resulted in multiple violations under the international covenant, Zimeray argued in a recent interview with Breakingviews at his apartment in Paris a day before heading to Japan to see Ghosn.”

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Sunday 1 September 2019

japantimes.co.jp: “Lawyer for Carlos Ghosn says Tokyo prosecutor lacks impartiality”

““It is time to condemn the human rights violations of which the Tokyo prosecutor is guilty,” Francois Zimeray, wrote in France’s Journal du Dimanche, adding that there had been “serious breaches of the duty of impartiality such as staggering collusion with Nissan and the political authorities.””

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Wednesday 21 August 2019

washingtonpost.com: “Parental child abduction becomes a diplomatic embarrassment for Japan ahead of G-7”

The Washington Post recounts the complaint which Jessica Finelle filed before the UN Human Rights Council: “Fichot and Perina, along with seven other fathers and one mother, and on behalf of 14 children from the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Japan, filed a formal complaint to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council arguing that Japan was grossly violating the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.”

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Tuesday 9 April 2019

CNN : interview of Jessica Finelle to denounce the fourth arrest of Mr Carlos Ghosn

Jessica Finelle explains how Mr Ghosn’s re-arrest, after being released under bail, was intended to muzzle him as he was about to speak for the first time and expose his arguments of defense.

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Tuesday 9 April 2019

bbc.co.uk : “Carlos Ghosn held hostage by Japan legal system, says lawyer”

“Jessica Finelle told the BBC Mr Ghosn’s “arbitrary detention” violated his right to a fair trial and says a complaint has been filed with the UN.
She said the standard of his treatment did not meet international norms.”

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Thursday 4 April 2019

AP News : Ghosn predicted arrest in French TV interview

Lawyer Jessica Finelle told The Associated Press in Paris that the family is “extremely shocked” that Tokyo prosecutors arrested Ghosn for a fourth time Thursday. He denies wrongdoing.Finelle accused Japanese authorities of trying to “shut him up,” because Ghosn was arrested just after he announced plans for a news conference […]

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Saturday 2 February 2019

lorientlejour.com : “Arabie: nouvelle audience dimanche pour un religieux dissident qui encourt la peine de mort”

Saudi justice called a new hearing on Sunday in the trial of Saudi dissident religious Salman al-Aoudah, who faces the death penalty “for a tweet” over the crisis with Qatar, according to his French lawyers.

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Friday 1 February 2019

france24.com : “Asia Bibi’s lawyer seeking European passport”

“Saif-ul-Mulook has been targeted by death threats since his the spectacular acquittal of his client Asia Bibi, a labourer from central Punjab province on death row since 2010.
“He is hoping that people will take into account his heroic actions in defending Ms Bibi, given the current circumstances in Pakistan, which led him to exchange his freedom for hers,” Mulook’s lawyer Francois Zimeray told AFP (…)”.

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