Seven People Face Charges In Turkey For Helping Carlos Ghosn Escape

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According to Anadolu Agency, Turkish authorities have prosecuted four pilots, an airline company official, and two flight attendants for taking part in the escape plan that evacuated Carlos Ghosn out of Japan to Lebanon.

The four pilots and an employee of Turkish airline MNG Jet were indicted for illegally smuggling a migrant. The two flight attendants were prosecuted for not reporting the crime.

Arrested over allegations of financial misconduct, the former Nissan chairman escaped from home arrest in Japan where he was to await trial.

During the escape, he flew to Istanbul on an MNG Jet before being transferred to Beirut.

Since Japan does not have an extradition treaty with Lebanon, Ghosn cannot be arrested by Japanese authorities. He holds that he is innocent and fled custody because he believed he escaped injustice.

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