French President Emmanuel Macron revealed Wednesday that he repeatedly told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he had strong reservations about the treatment of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn, questioning whether he was getting a fair hearing.

Speaking at a meeting with reporters, Macron said he told the prime minister many times that he felt the conditions of Ghosn's detention and interrogation by Tokyo prosecutors were substandard from the point of view of protecting the rights of a suspect or defendant.

"I told Abe several times that the conditions of Carlos Ghosn's detention and questioning did not appear to be satisfactory to me," the president told reporters.