Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., has continued to ferment as he flees from Japan to Lebanon. Two of Mr Ghosn's defense lawyers recently voiced doubts about the Japanese justice system.
According to NHK, surveillance footage shows that there were no suspicious people in or out of Mr. Ghosn's house before and after he left Tokyo, and the allegations that he had escaped in an instrument box were false. A turkish private-plane operator has found that its employees helped forge records of aircraft leases, enabling mr gorn to fly from turkey to lebanon after fleeing from osaka on a private plane.
Francois Zimeray, Mr. Ghosn's attorney in France, said on Tuesday that Mr. Ghosn had fled because of a complete loss of confidence in a fair trial, according to Japanese economic news. He pointed out that although Ghosn had fled the law, judges and prosecutors in Japan did not uphold the legitimacy of the law. \"In France, even terrorists are allowed to be accompanied by lawyers during interrogations, but not in Japan.
Mr. Ghosn's other defense attorney, Mr. Takano, said in his blog that he had been betrayed, and it was not Mr. Ghosn who had betrayed him, but the Japanese justice system, according to the Associated Press. Takano said japanese prosecutors had told the media that the trial would last for years and that mr gorn had been denied a christmas meeting with his wife, which led to concerns that he could not be treated fairly.
According to The New York Times, Mr. Ghosn had met with Hollywood producer John Leahy to discuss making a film about his personal experience before he fled. Mr Ghosn hopes to get more sympathy by telling the crowd through the film that he has been unfairly treated by Japan.
Japan's top prosecutors explained after Mr Ghosn fled that each country has its own history, culture and legal system and cannot be blamed merely for "we are different from everyone else.”
Ghosn was arrested by Japanese police in November 2018 for allegedly concealing huge personal income and misappropriating Nissan funds. From March to April last year, Mr Ghosn paid a total of 1.5 billion yen on bail. The Japanese court was due to hear Mr Ghosn's case in April 2020, and he was not allowed to leave Japan while on bail. On December 31,2019, Ghosn issued a statement saying it was in Lebanon and would hold a press conference in Beirut on January 8,2020.