Dec 20, 2018

Carlos Ghosn: Court rejects request to extend detention

In a surprise move, a court in Japan has rejected a request to extend the detention of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, paving the way for his release. In a shock decision the Tokyo District Court said on Thursday it had heard the prosecutors' request to keep Mr Ghosn in detention, and had rejected it. If Mr Ghosn is convicted, the charges could mean up to 10 years in prison. Mr Ghosn's detention has also put into doubt the future of the Alliance - a global carmaking group that includes Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi. In a 2011 poll of people the Japanese would like to run their country Mr Ghosn came seventh, in front of Barack Obama.

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