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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Banned from leaving Lebanon, Ghosn submits passport

Ex-Nissan chairman battles for public support with media blitz

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves after delivering a news conference at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut on Jan. 8.   © Reuters

BEIRUT/TOKYO -- A Lebanese judge barred Carlos Ghosn from traveling abroad during a court hearing Thursday, with the former Nissan Motor chairman agreeing to submit his French passport to authorities, sources told Nikkei.

The ban is based on a "red notice" issued by Interpol at the request of the Japanese government. It conveys to the world that the fugitive ex-executive is wanted by Tokyo.

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