The ousted former CEO of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn was under house arrest in Japan pending trial.

Carlos Ghosn leaves Japan and finds refuge in Lebanon

A dramatic turn in the Carlos Ghosn affair. The former head of the Renault-Nissan alliance has been in Beirut, Lebanon, since Monday, December 30, where he disembarked in the evening aboard a private jet from Turkey. He was, however, placed under judicial supervision and under house arrest in Tokyo, Japan.

An “inexcusable” attitude

His lawyer spoke on Tuesday morning, judging his attitude “inexcusable“. He also explains that he was surprised by the departure of his client and is still in possession of Carlos Ghosn’s passports. Earlier in the morning, the latter confirmed in a statement that he was in Lebanon. “I have not fled justice, I have freed myself from injustice and political persecution of the Japanese justice system which rejects basic human rights“, He explains. Carlos Ghosn is expected to speak by next week.