TOKYO – Carlos Ghosn released the following statement after prosecutors in Tokyo re-arrested him on additional legally dubious charges. Mr. Ghosn was previously detained for more than 100 days under extremely unfair, cruel, and unjust conditions to coerce a confession before ultimately being released on strict bail conditions.

The following statement should be attributed to Carlos Ghosn:

« My arrest this morning is outrageous and arbitrary.  It is part of another attempt by some individuals at Nissan to silence me by misleading the prosecutors. Why arrest me except to try to break me?  I will not be broken. I am innocent of the groundless charges and accusations against me.»

« After being wrongly imprisoned for 108 days, my biggest hope and wish today is for a fair trial. I was scheduled to present my story in a press conference next week; by arresting me again, the prosecutors have denied me that opportunity, for now, but I am determined that the truth will come out. I am confident that if tried fairly, I will be vindicated. »