China News Agency, Beijing, January 8th. Comprehensive news: Carlos, former chairman of Nissan Motor Company? Ghosn held his first press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, on the 8th after he fled to Lebanon from Japan. Ghosn accused Japan's judicial system at the press conference and said he would not disclose specific details of his escape from Japan to Lebanon.
Ghosn described himself as "innocent" at the press conference and claimed that there were errors in Japan's judicial system, and the accusations made against him were completely incorrect, and he should not have been arrested at all from the beginning. Ghosn pointed out that he chose to escape not "to evade justice" but to "seek justice."
Ghosn also said at the press conference that during his detention in Japan, he was "interrogated" for 8 hours a day without a lawyer. Japanese prosecutors told him that it would be worse if he did not plead guilty, and he was also forced to contact Family and friends separated. Ghosn argued that the Japanese judicial system was "violating basic human rights", and the accusations against him were untrue, and stressed that he would not disclose the process of leaving Japan.
At the press conference, Ghosn also pointed his finger at some Japanese media, saying that the baseless attacks targeted by the media were carefully planned by the Japanese government.
Ghosn at a press conference that day denied a key allegation against him that he had illegally used Nissan Motor Company money to buy real estate around the world. He claims that the allegations are unsubstantiated, and that the cause of the prosecution was entirely "defamation and conspiracy."
Ghosn was arrested in November 2018 in Japan for allegedly hiding huge personal income and other economic issues. He was released on bail after paying a deposit of 1.5 billion yen in 2019, but the court was told not to leave Japan. However, Ghosn issued a statement at the end of 2019 stating that he had left Japan and is now in Lebanon. Ghosn also criticized Japan's judicial system in its statement as "assuming guilt and ignoring basic human rights." On the other hand, there is no record of Ghosn's departure in the database of the Japanese immigration management department, and Ghosn's departure from Japan has become an unsolved mystery.
On January 2, 2020, Interpol issued a "Red Wanted Order" to Ghosn, and the Lebanese official confirmed the same day that it had received a "Red Wanted Order" against Ghosn. Japanese officials have said they will seek Interpol to help hunt Ghosn. (Finish)
(Responsible editor: Ma Changyan)