Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn runs fever while in detention

January 10, 2019 - 2:32 am

TOKYO (AP) — The lawyer for Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is being held on charges of falsifying financial reports, says the 64-year-old businessman is suffering from a fever.

Ghosn's lawyer Motonari Ohtsuru said Thursday that doctors at the Tokyo Detention Center said he should rest after running a fever of 38.8 C (101.8 F) late Wednesday.

Visits to Ghosn by consular officials and lawyers were postponed.

On Tuesday, Ghosn told a Tokyo court he was innocent, in his first public appearance since his Nov. 19 arrest. The court rejected an appeal by Ghosn's lawyers for his release from detention.

During the hearing Tuesday, Ghosn appeared much thinner than before he was arrested. Earlier, he had asked for more comfortable conditions than are usually provided at the detention center.

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