Carlos Ghosn has fled "injustice and persecution" in Japan and escaped to his home country of Lebanon, despite being under strict bail conditions and close surveillance by Japanese authorities.
The former Nissan-Renault boss confirmed in a statement that he was in Beirut and said that he "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".
"I have not fled justice – I have escaped injustice and political persecution. I can now finally communicate freely with the media, and look forward to starting next week," he added.
Mr Ghosn’s legal team appear to have been caught off-guard by their client’s…