Ghosn's press conference denies all allegations that denounced inhuman encounters (actual record)
Ghosn held a press conference saying that Nissan, lawyers and Japanese officials conspired to calculate that Ghosn was a "dictator": Japan could not understand Ghosn by returning evil for good: I would be a hostage to a country Nissan response: Will continue to take legal action to investigate Ghosn's article, understand Ghosn's press conference: deny the allegations against the inhuman experience (attached record)
Ghosn held a press conference saying that after Nissan, lawyers and Japanese officials conspired to make plans <br /> less than two weeks after daring to flee to Lebanon, Carlos Ghosn, the world's best-known fugitive, launched an attack on the Japanese criminal justice system.
"I know I was taken away brutally," the former Nissan and Renault head of directors held in Beirut on Wednesday for the first press conference since being arrested for financial crimes more than a year ago. "I was cut off from relationships with my family, my friends, my circles, and with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi."
"I feel like a hostage of the country I have contributed to for 17 years," Ghosn said emotionally about the treatment he had received in Japan. Twenty years ago, he rescued Nissan from the brink of bankruptcy.
He spent more than a year in Japan's criminal justice system, which included Ghosn, who had been imprisoned for several months, for accounting purposes. He pleaded not guilty and accused Japanese prosecutors, government officials and Nissan auto executives of conspiring to drive him out of office to prevent the Japanese automaker from further integration with Renault.
Ghosn said that the people involved in the plot included former Nissan Motor Co. president Hirono Nishikawa, former executive vice president Kawaguchi and director Masaru Toyota. Ghosn's successor, Nishikawa Hiroto, also stepped down over a salary scandal in less than a year.
Ghosn had faced a trial that could have sentenced him to more than a decade in jail, but he flew to Osaka from Kansai International Airport in a private jet last week to flee what he called "an artificial Japanese justice system." Lebanon has no extradition agreement with Japan.
Ghosn, who is out of Japanese control, intends to refer his case to public opinion. As one of the world's most outstanding and media-savvy business leaders, he has accumulated twenty years of experience on this stage.
"I am here to expose a judicial system that violates the most basic principles of humanity," Ghosn said at a press conference. "I have been accused falsely and should not be arrested."
He accused not only prosecutors, but also government officials, Nissan Motor and its law firm. Ghosn said that because they spread false information and withheld information that might help him, he was presumed guilty and could not prove his innocence.
"I have suffered unimaginable torture in the past 14 months because Nissan Motor and Latham & Watkins Law Firm have a handful of unscrupulous and hateful people to take the lead in planning.
Conviction rate <br /> The arrest of Mr. Ghosn casts a shadow over the image of the Japanese justice system. Japanese prosecutors can repeatedly trial suspects without a lawyer and have a conviction rate of almost 100%. Under Ghosn's bail conditions, the court restricted him from contacting his family, including his wife Carol, and he was not allowed to talk to his wife without permission. Tokyo prosecutors responded Tuesday to obtain an arrest warrant for Carol Ghosn on suspicion of providing false testimony.
"This is how it works," Ghosn said. He described the move as part of Japan's intimidation strategy.
Nissan also launched an attack on Tuesday, saying internal investigations carried out before Ghosn's arrest found "firm evidence of various misconduct." Nissan has vowed to take "appropriate legal action" on the damage he has caused to the company.
People familiar with the situation, who declined to be identified because the content was not disclosed, said Nissan ’s lawyers, investigators and digital forensics related investigations of Ghosn and former executive Greg Kelly have cost more than $ 200 million . Kelly, who is still in Japan, has denied fault. (New.wave)