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Tokyo prosecutors to request extradition of two Americans who helped Ghosn escape

  • May 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that following the arrest on Wednesday by U.S. judicial authorities of two Americans who allegedly assisted former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn in fleeing Japan to Lebanon, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office began on Thursday preparations for making an official request to the United States to transfer their custody to Japan. Asahi speculated that the GOJ is planning to make an official request for extradition within 45 days, adding that the U.S. government will make a final decision on whether to hand over their custody based on a U.S.-Japan extradition treaty after the completion of judiciary proceedings at a U.S. court. Mainichi wrote that although the Tokyo prosecutors expect that U.S. judicial authorities will hand over the custody of the two suspects to Japan if the court approves the extradition, it could take more than one year.

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