The former boss of the Renault-Nissan alliance has a meeting with Lebanese justice this Thursday concerning the arrest warrant issued by Japan against him.
Carlos Ghosn is summoned this Thursday by the Lebanese prosecution, which is to hear him as part of the arrest warrant issued by Interpol at the request of Japan, where the former boss of the Renault-Nissan alliance is still under fire several charges for alleged financial embezzlement.
The attorney general at the Court of Cassation, judge Ghassan Oueidat, will question him in his office, at a time that has not been specified. Japanese journalists are already crowding outside the Beirut courthouse.
Despite Lebanon’s guarantees that it can stay on its native land, Tokyo still claims Ghosn. “I want him to come and face Japanese justice, but he fled, even though he was not locked up, that he could see his lawyers freely. Such an attitude is unspeakable, “lambasted Justice Minister Masako Mori at a press conference in Tokyo Thursday morning.
“In any case, his escape is not justifiable”
She had already reacted in the night, following a few hours Ghosn’s media show in Beirut, during which he denounced harshly, sometimes trivially, the “collusion” between Japanese justice and the Nissan company.
“In any case, his escape is not justifiable,” said the minister. “If the accused Ghosn has something to say about his criminal case, let him present his arguments openly in a Japanese court and provide concrete evidence. I sincerely hope that the accused Ghosn will make every effort to present his point of view in the context of fair criminal proceedings in Japan, “the minister repeated.
Carlos Ghosn said on Wednesday that he had fled because he was deprived of seeing his wife and that his trial did not seem to be taking place in a country where the prison preventive is not deductible from the punishment received.