Carlos Ghosn Wants Ruling From Public Opinion, Not Japanese Courts
Carlos Ghosn held a two-hour press conference on January 8 where he stated he would rebut the baseless charges, according to The Economist.
Ghosn stated that he was going to provide "facts and data and evidence" that would clear his name. He argued that his only option was to escape against a criminal justice system that pushed more for a confession than the actual truth.
Ghosn does have some validity with his claim, Japan's conviction rate is over 99 percent. Ghosn claims he was interrogated for eight hours without a lawyer, put under house arrest while not being allowed to contact his wife, and told that the process could go on for another 5 years.
Furthermore, Ghosn stated that executives at Nissan, lawyers, and some in the government planned his downfall over concerns that a loss of autonomy would follow from converting an alliance held together with cross-shareholdings into a full merger.
Carlos Ghosn held a two-hour press conference on January 8 where he stated he would rebut the baseless charges.