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Ex-Nissan boss to reveal who he blames for arrest: Wife

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PARIS Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has recorded a message in which he names the people he believes are to blame for his legal problems in Japan, his wife said in an interview yesterday.

Ghosn was rearrested last week in Japan over fresh allegations of financial misconduct which will see him held in custody until at least April 14.

Ghosn's wife Carole told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper in France that he had recorded a video interview in English before his detention.

"He names the people responsible for what has happened to him. The lawyers have it. It will be released soon," she told the newspaper.

Mrs Ghosn has flown to Paris to try to pressure the French government to do more for her husband, whose 108-day imprisonment in Japan between Nov 19 and March 6 had left him a "different person", she told The Financial Times (FT) in a separate interview.

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Saturday he had raised the case during talks with his Japanese counterpart Mr Taro Kono on the sidelines of the meeting of Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers in the French resort of Dinard.

Mr Le Drian said he had "reminded him of our attachment to the presumption of innocence and the full rights of consular protection".

Mrs Ghosn said the government"should do more for him".

"I think the French government should do more for him. I don't think they've done enough. I don't think he's had enough support and he's calling for assistance. As a French citizen, it should be a right," she told the FT.