- Title: Media frenzy at Beirut property believed to belong to Carlos Ghosn
- Date: 2nd January 2020
- Summary: BEIRUT, LEBANON (JANUARY 2, 2020) (REUTERS) BEIRUT HOUSE BELIEVED TO BELONG TO FORMER NISSAN BOSS CARLOS GHOSN / JOURNALISTS GATHERED IN FRONT OF GARAGE ENTRANCE VARIOUS OF JOURNALISTS FOLLOWING MAN ARRIVING AT HOUSE / MAN SAYING (Arabic): "Doctor, doctor, I am coming as a doctor, nothing more." SECURITY PERSONNEL NEAR MAN ASKING REPORTERS TO CALM DOWN / MAN SAYING (English): "Please, I am a medical doctor, I am not a lawyer, not a politician. Please this is a matter of health, please." REPORTER ASKING THE MAN IN FRENCH ABOUT CARLOS GHOSN'S MEDICAL SITUATION MAN SAYING (French): "I don't know, I am the doctor of his wife." REPORTERS IN FRONT OF GARAGE DOOR CAR PARKED OUTSIDE HOUSE DOCTOR'S SYNDICATE STICKER ON CAR VEHICLE (NOT CARRYING DOCTOR) EXITING HOUSE / MEMBERS OF MEDIA FILMING CAR EXITING
- Embargoed: 16th January 2020 13:57
- Keywords: Beirut Carlos Ghosn Carole Ghosn Japan Lebanon Nissan Renault doctor house media
- Location: BEIRUT, LEBANON
- City: BEIRUT, LEBANON
- Country: Lebanon
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA001BUHAU6F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A man arrived at a Beirut property believed to belong to fugitive former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn on Thursday (January 2), explaining to waiting media that he was there on a "matter of health" as "the doctor of his wife".
Ghosn, 65, has become an international fugitive after he revealed on Tuesday (December 31) he had fled to Lebanon to escape what he called a "rigged" justice system in Japan.
Under the terms of his bail, Ghosn was prevented from communicating with his wife and had his use of the Internet and other communications restricted while confined to his house in Tokyo. The businessman who holds French, Lebanese and Brazilian citizenship was smuggled out of Tokyo by a private security company in a plan that involved transit through Turkey, Reuters has reported.
He was first arrested in Tokyo in November 2018 and faces four charges for alleged financial crimes in Japan, including hiding income and enriching himself through payments to car dealerships in the Middle East. He denies the charges.
Lebanon received an Interpol arrest warrant on Thursday for Ghosn. The Interpol red notice, which calls on authorities to arrest a wanted person, was received by Lebanon's internal security forces and has yet to be referred to the judiciary, a judicial source told Reuters,
(Production: Issam Abdallah, Ahmad El Kerdi, Imad Creidi, Yara Abi Nader)
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