Former Nissan Motor president Carlos Ghosn will help everyone who supported him, he said in an interview broadcast on Saturday, although he declined to comment on the processes to people accused of helping him flee to Lebanon. from Japan.
Ghosn, a former president of an automotive alliance between Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi, was arrested in Japan in late 2018 on charges of underreporting his salary and using company funds for personal purposes, charges he denies.
In late December, he escaped house arrest in Japan, where he was awaiting trial, and fled to Beirut, where he lived in his childhood.
Japan has asked the United States to extradite US Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor, accused of helping Ghosn flee and arrested in May.
Asked in an interview with Al Arabiya TV if he was trying to help the Taylor and others involved in their escape, Ghosn said: “You are talking about specific people, and I am not going to comment on those people you refer to.”
“What I am saying is that I am going to help everyone who helped me (…), with my means (…) and in any way I can,” he said, adding that he was talking about people who helped him ” usually”.
Ghosn declined to give details of his escape from Japan, claiming that it would endanger those who helped him.
Ghosn also said that Japan had not yet sent its file to Lebanon as requested by the Lebanese government. “Six months have passed and they haven’t sent the file. Why haven’t they sent it?”