Rights group slams Japan’s ‘hostage’ justice system

JAPAN’s justice system “systematically” violates suspects’ rights by routinely denying bail and extending detentions through re-arrests, Human Rights Watch (HRW) alleged today. 

A report compiled over three years by the civil society group took aim at the country’s “hostage justice” system – a term widely used after former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s shock arrest and escape from Japan sparked scrutiny of the process.