On New Year's Eve, less than 2 weeks ago, the businessman Carlos Ghosn escaped from bail restrictions in Japan ("jumped bail") and fled to Lebanon. He then criticized the Japanese judiciary system where
guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard of Japan’s legal obligations under international law and treaties it is bound to uphold.
I have not fled justice, I have escaped injustice and political persecution
he said, and added he had interrogations
that lasted for up to eight hours a day without a lawyer present.
The Guardian adds
In Japan, the accused can be held for 23 days without charge – this is almost indefinitely renewable as judges normally give prosecutors the benefit of the doubt.
My questions are more about law in Japan, that has been highlighted thanks to M. Ghosn's case.
Does the law as it is written in Japanese books allows the justice system to "behave" as it did/does? (or its vague description allows some interpretation that is beneficial to the prosecutors)
Based on "in flagrant disregard of Japan’s legal obligations under international law and treaties it is bound to uphold" - provided this is true - what kind of recourse would have an accused in Japan going through a similar ordeal?