January 4(UPI)-- Several Lebanese lawyers have previously filed a lawsuit against the former Nissan chairman, Mr. Ghosn, against the Lebanese judiciary, who visited Israel while he was chairman of French Renault and Japan's Nissan. However, according to the law, Lebanese citizens are not allowed to visit Israel. Lebanese officials say Mr Ghosn could face up to 15 years in prison in Lebanon if convicted.
Lawyers who filed the lawsuit reportedly said they had no other political motives than to uphold justice. One of the lawyers, mr abbas, said:\" it is outrageous that mr gohn has made a deal with israel and now we want to welcome him back to lebanon.\"
Lebanon's political analyst mr obed said:\" if mr gohn believes that he can really be protected here [in lebanon] it is entirely impossible because under lebanon's law he visited israel, which is lebanon's \"enemy \".\"
Mr obed said speculation that mr gorn might be seen as a hero in lebanon was false. \"First, there's corruption in Ghosn; second, he's seen as a traitor,\" he said. So how can he be a hero in Lebanon?'
On January 3, MNGJet, a Turkish private-jet rental operator, said an employee of the company was suspected of helping Ghosn flee Japan for Lebanon. MNGJet said in a statement that the company's two planes were used \"illegally\" to transport Ghosn, without the company's management knowing.
The company said it had instituted criminal proceedings. On 2 January, Turkish police arrested seven suspects, including four pilots, and Turkish authorities began investigating the flight of Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon via Turkey.
MNGJet said in its statement that it had leased two jets to two different customers, one scheduled to travel from Dubai to Osaka, then from Osaka to Istanbul and the other from Istanbul to Beirut. There seems to be no connection between the two charters.
\"Ghosn's name does not appear in official documents for any flights,\" the statement said. An employee who was being investigated by the Turkish authorities admitted falsifying records. \"The employee has confirmed that he was not authorized by MNGJet's management to help Mr Ghosn abscond as an individual,\"the company said. The company is not aware of this.
According to Reuters, a witness said the pilot and other detainees, including two airport ground crew and a freight worker. A statement was made to the police and was sent to court on the 3rd.
On January 2, Interpol issued a red wanted order to Lebanese authorities against former Nissan Motor Chairman Jean Ghosn, who was arrested in Japan on November 19,2018 on suspicion of tax evasion and embezzlement of public funds. But whether Mr Ghosn will be extradited to Japan for trial is uncertain because there are no extradition terms between the two countries.