[Global Times Comprehensive Report] On the 29th, the US State Department approved the extradition of two suspects who assisted Nissan’s former chairman Ghosn to escape to Japan for trial, but was stopped by a federal judge at the last minute.
Japan’s Kyodo News reported on the 30th that the two persons involved in the case were former members of the U.S. Special Forces Tyler and his son Peter. They were suspected of arranging Ghosn to hide in a box on December 29, 2019, and to send Ghosn on a private jet. Japan flies to Lebanon.
In accordance with Japanese requirements, the US government arrested Taylor and his son in May and kept them detained in Massachusetts prison.
Their lawyers never denied the accusations, but believed that their actions were not in line with the crimes prosecuted by Japan and they should not be extradited to Japan.
The lawyer also said that on the 28th, he received a notice from the US State Department of the decision to approve the extradition, so he applied to the court to delay the extradition, and was eventually suspended by a federal judge in Boston.