Former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn, under house arrest in Japan, managed to reach Lebanon clandestinely on Monday, December 30.

Carlos Ghosn: on probation in Japan, the former CEO of Renault fled to Lebanon

Carlos Ghosn spent his first hours as a free man in a residence in Beirut. On Monday, December 30, the former CEO of Renault, under house arrest in Japan, fled to Lebanon. He is expected to speak to the press in the next few days. “I did not flee from justice, I freed myself from injustice and political persecution”, justified Carlos Ghosn in a press release.

Arrested in November 2018

His lawyer was preparing with him his trial scheduled for April 2020. According to him, nothing foreshadowed his flight, especially as the three passports of the former CEO are still in his hands. Since his arrest in November 2018, Carlos Ghosn has continued to denounce a plot and his conditions of detention. The businessman is facing four indictments in Japan for financial embezzlement.