A Turkish court has sentenced the head of a civil airline, and two other pilots, to prison for providing assistance in the escape of Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Beirut via Istanbul.
The court issued a prison sentence of 4 years and two months against three people: the owner of the private Turkish airline that smuggled Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon, and two pilots working for the company.
The Turkish public prosecutor had demanded 12 years imprisonment for these people on charges of “smuggling migrants” in the case of Carlos Ghosn’s escape.
Ghosn was arrested in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, on November 19, 2018, on charges of financial wrongdoing when he was CEO of Nissan Motors, which he had previously saved from bankruptcy, and was later released on bail pending his trial.
However, he left Japan hidden, heading to Lebanon via Turkey, and he is now settled in the Lebanese capital Beirut with his wife, because he is of Lebanese origin.