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Japan's justice minister: Carlos Ghosn fled a fair trial

Ex-Nissan chief's criticisms of the system do not justify escape to Lebanon

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Carlos Ghosn leaves detention in Tokyo in April 2019. Japan's justice minister notes that prosecutors only indict criminal cases with sufficient evidence -- 37% in 2018. (Photo by Taro Yokosawa)

From Masako Mori, Japan's justice minister

Carlos Ghosn, the former chairman of Nissan Motor who fled Japan for Lebanon at the end of December, is criticizing the Japanese criminal justice system in an attempt to justify his decision to jump bail. Some media organizations have expressed sympathy toward his stance. But if Ghosn has an argument to make, we strongly call on him to make it under the fair criminal procedures of Japan and seek justice in court.

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