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Nissan's Ghosn crisis

Ghosn calls on France to intervene, saying he is 'trapped'

Fresh arrest escalates ex-Nissan boss' battle of narratives with prosecutors

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves his lawyer's office in Tokyo on Wednesday. Ghosn was rearrested the following day. (Photo by Toshiki Sasazu)

TOKYO/PARIS -- Carlos Ghosn, the former head of the Nissan-Renault automaking alliance, maintained his innocence in a video taken before his fourth arrest in Japan Thursday on new charges of misusing corporate money.

"I'm appealing to the French government to defend me and to preserve my rights as a citizen trapped in an unbelievable chain of events abroad," Ghosn told French news channel LCI in an interview via video call partially released online Thursday.

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