Carlos Ghosn Interrogated By Lebanon’s Judiciary System

The Lebanese Public Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Aouidate summoned businessman for an interrogation session so the Ex-Nissan chairman can clarify suspicions and accusations held against him.

The session was at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 9 at the Palace of Justice in .

Investigators listened to Ghosn’s testimony that addressed the content of the red bulletin issued by the Japanese judiciary system, which accuses him of misconduct on Japanese soil.

The interrogation was held by ’s Chief of Criminal Investigation Dean Maurice Abou Zeidan under the supervision of ’s Public Prosecution Discriminatory. 

The session also addressed allegations made by Lebanese lawyers that accused Ghosn of violating Lebanon’s 1955 Boycott Law by traveling to and visiting Israeli leaders.

After the interrogation finished, the statement was referred to ’s Public Prosecutor Judge Ghassan Oueidate to make a decision that suits and its laws according to the Constitution of .

Judge Oueidate decided to grant Ghosn a residency document in the file of the Red Notice issued by Interpol, which will allow him to stay in . According to AFP, has also issued a ban against the businessman.

Ghosn has been accused of financial wrongdoings and misconduct in and was on house arrest as of his escape.

Ghosn’s escape from his ban offended the state of that has demanded several times for to hand over the “fugitive.”

However, and do not have an extradition agreement that forces to hand over fugitives, so the demands can also be considered as requests.

Adding that the Interpol notice is alleged to have a “procedural flaw,”  has not expressed interest in handing over Ghosn but has actually suggested to put him on trial in his homeland rather than .

Ghosn’s legal team confirmed that he wanted to be tried in ahead of the fugitive executive’s appearance at his first press conference since fleeing from Tokyo to .

A -based lawyer for Ghosn, Carlos Abou Jaoude, said trying him in would involve either a handing over or a co-operation between the justice ministries of and .

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