The office of the Prosecutor of Lebanon prohibits Carlos Ghosn out of the country

The justice lebanese banned on Thursday to leave the country to the businessman Carlos Ghosn, as confirmed by his defense. The former president of Nissan, 65 ye

The office of the Prosecutor of Lebanon prohibits Carlos Ghosn out of the country

The justice lebanese banned on Thursday to leave the country to the businessman Carlos Ghosn, as confirmed by his defense. The former president of Nissan, 65 years of age, was under strict surveillance in his home in Japan, accused of diverting close to 70 million euros from the company for personal purposes. Last December 30, the old man, the almighty from the world engine landed by surprise on the Beirut airport after they staged a daring escape from justice in japan.

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Ghosn appeared on Thursday before the prosecutor general of lebanon, Ghasan Yueidad, after the Government received a red alert from Interpol, that the majority of countries interpret this as an arrest warrant. “I will cooperate fully with the lebanese court system. I'm much more comfortable with him than with the japanese system of justice,” said Ghosn in an interview to the local television station LBC. At the request of Tokyo, the Interpol may request the arrest of Ghosn. “In Lebanon there is no law of extradition, so that my client can not be delivered to Japan for a long that your embassy request”, she added in an interview with THE COUNTRY attorney Carlos Abu Yaoudé.

Ghosn left Wednesday her home in the lebanese capital along with his wife Carole to make the first public appearance since his arrest in November of 2018. In a press conference that raised a huge expectation, said to be “ready to face justice lebanese” and denounced the japanese infringing on their rights. The minister of Justice of that country, Masako Mori, he called such statements “intolerable” and “unfounded”.

The prohibition of travel outside of Lebanon will be reassessed once the Prosecutor's office of that country to receive the details of the case that are being transferred from Tokyo. The flight of Ghosn Beirut, who also has the lebanese nationality, even the French and brazilian, has put in a fix diplomat the Executive lebanese in functions. This occurs as the country enters the third month of popular protests and multiply the signs of financial collapse.

in Addition to the alert from Interpol, a group of lawyers lebanese has filed a complaint against Ghosn for a visit in 2008 to Israel. Both countries are in war, so that nationals of Lebanon are prohibited from traveling to israeli territory. “It was not a personal visit, but a journey of working as a director general of Renault to seal a contract with an israeli company,” claimed the businessman. Afterwards, he apologized to his fellow citizens and to the authorities of the country, which thanked “the hospitality extended”.

Updated Date: 10 January 2020, 05:00

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