Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, denied in a statement Tuesday that he "fled justice" by escaping to Lebanon after being released on bail in Japan for financial misconduct charges.
"I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard of Japan’s legal obligations under international law and treaties it is bound to uphold. ... I have escaped injustice and political persecution."— Ghosn statement emailed to Axios and other news outlets