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Lebanon may lift Ghosn's travel ban if files not received within 40 days

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There's no way they will do this. Great to finally see an insular and corrupt system flounder as a result of their own inequities.

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LOL! Now Japan has to "put up or shut up!" Pathetic incompetent prosecutors!

So far there is still no obligation for a prosecuting attorney to disclose exculpatory evidence, that's why Ghosn doesn't want to go on trial in Japan.

Good point! In Japan, prosecutors are not obligated to share evidence with the defense, so prosecution has access to all the resources of the government including the police investigation and the defense does not.

The defense has to beg or hire professionals with connections to the police to gather evidence.

It is rigged from the beginning to favor the prosecution!

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@wanderlust

Japan has some of the quickest and most efficient photocopiers in the world, there should be no problem for them to provide the files in 4 days, much less than 40 days!

I wonder who started this hideous and cringey joke of Japan and fax machines or photocopiers.

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We need to remember Lebanon

Remeber what actions they took and how they give refugee to a criminal.

This country is no friend to Japan. Any further investments, financial help, should be reconsider to more friendly nations towards Japan.

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I’m glad to see that Lebanon is bringing some sense of judicial normalcy to this situation. So far Lebanon has applied reasonable limits on both parties in order to re-establish fairness.

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How many meetings and committees will it take Japan to send the files in 40 days

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@Aly Rustom Good interview.

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Can Japan be trusted to handle a case they’re bent on extracting a confession?

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Hopefully another country or at lease court can review the documents and claim "there is no evidence here"

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They better set the fax machines to warp speed.

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tinawatanabe:

Can Lebanon be trusted to properly handle files from Japan?

Can Japan be trusted to properly handle files from Nissan? Please tell us.

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After working on this for almost 2 years, they should have plenty of documents to send right now. Great move by the Lebanese justice minister.

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Japan has some of the quickest and most efficient photocopiers in the world, there should be no problem for them to provide the files in 4 days, much less than 40 days!

Is not just providing necessary documents but which one they willing to provide since not all evidence will be sided in favor with prosecution. So far there is still no obligation for a prosecuting attorney to disclose exculpatory evidence, that's why Ghosn doesn't want to go on trial in Japan.

http://hrn.or.jp/eng/news/2008/02/07/2008-ohchr-japan-hr-summary/

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Japan has some of the quickest and most efficient photocopiers in the world, there should be no problem for them to provide the files in 4 days, much less than 40 days!

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If they had bulletproof or at least tangible evidences the trial would have already started or a fix date in the near future would have been set.

They are not going to send anything I bet.

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If they don't send the files then they have to refund his bail money and consider the case closed.

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This is going to be good while they are at it they may as well refund his bail money the whole thing was a sham from the start....

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Can Lebanon be trusted to properly handle files from Japan?

Can the Japanese gov't be trusted to actually send legit files to Lebanon in the first place?

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Can Lebanon be trusted to properly handle files from Japan?

Who on earth can ever be trusted?

There’s no trust, No faith, no honesty in men; all perjured, All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.

quoth the man from Stratford, and as far as justice is concerned, the Japanese authorities ought to ponder the wisdom and warning of the Bard:

We still have judgement here, that we but teach

Bloody instructions which, being taught, return

To plague th’ inventor. This even-handed justice

Commends th’ ingredients of our poisoned chalice

To our own lips.

 

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Can Lebanon be trusted to properly handle files from Japan?

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Can’t see the prosecutors making the deadline.

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Exclusive: Carlos Ghosn goes one-on-one with Maria Bartiromo after fleeing Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcbBvRirX3g

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Awesome! I'm very happy to see pressure being put on the Japanese prosecutors to play ball. They have to expose the evidence against him due to the Interpol order. They are being caught out at their own game.

Hear! Hear!

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Lebanon is obviously on Mr Ghosn’s side here.

40 days won’t be possible for the Japanese to manage and Mr Ghosn will be free!

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Awesome! I'm very happy to see pressure being put on the Japanese prosecutors to play ball. They have to expose the evidence against him due to the Interpol order. They are being caught out at their own game.

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