Ousted Nissan Chief Flees Japan to Escape “Injustice”

File photo of Ghosn upon release on bail in April 2019 in Tokyo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Carlos Ghosn, the former chief of the Nissan-Renault auto alliance, said Monday he has arrived in Lebanon to escape “injustice and political persecution” in Japan where he was on bail facing trial for alleged financial wrongdoing.

“I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system,” Ghosn said in a statement released by his U.S. representative. Ghosn was required to stay in Japan pending trial.

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