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Ex-Nissan Boss Now A Fugitive In Lebanon

The former leader of the Nissan-Renault car alliance has fled Japan, where he was awaiting trial on charges of financial misconduct, to his homeland of Lebanon, essentially forfeiting $14 million in bail. Carlos Ghosn, 65,said Tuesday that he had left Japan "to escape injustice.” It was not clear how Ghosn, who holds Lebanese, French and Brazilian citizenship, had departed Japan. He had been under close surveillance and ordered to surrender his passports. “I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard of Japan’s legal obligations under international law and treaties it is bound to uphold,” Ghosn said in a statement.



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