Lebanon received a red notice from Interpol based on the international arrest warrant issued by the French courts against Carlos Ghosn, former boss of the Renault-Nissan automobile alliance who lives in Lebanon, said Thursday in AFP a judicial source.
Carlos Ghosn, who has Lebanese, French and Brazilian nationalities, was due to be tried in Tokyo for financial malfeasance and has lived in Beirut since his incredible flight from Japan in late 2019. “
Attorney General Ghassan Oueidat received an Interpol red notice based on the international arrest warrant issued by France
" last month, the Lebanese source said on condition of anonymity.
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Interpol Red Notices, which are not international arrest warrants, are issued at the request of a member country to law enforcement agencies around the world to temporarily arrest people, prior to possible extradition or other action. judicial.
The notice against Carlos Ghosn, 68, is a test for Franco-Lebanese cooperation.
Lebanon does not extradite its nationals and has already prevented the businessman from traveling.
The Attorney General will set the date for Mr. Ghosn's interrogation in the coming days
," added the source.
It will then be up to the prosecutor to decide whether an immediate arrest warrant will be issued against him or whether he will wait for his file to be sent by France to the Lebanese courts.
Lebanon will not agree to extradite Mr. Ghosn, who holds Lebanese nationality, because it is against the law
,” said the same source.
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The international arrest warrant issued in April by the French courts against Carlos Ghosn came within the framework of an investigation for abuse of corporate assets, money laundering in an organized gang and corruption.
Arrested in November 2018 in Tokyo, he justified his escape in December 2019 by claiming to have wanted to "
", denouncing a "
" by the Japanese authorities.