Former Nissan Motor Co CEO Carlos Ghosn left his home in Tokyo after a private security company hired by Nissan Motor Co. stopped monitoring him, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
Mr Ghosn is on bail in Japan for alleged financial crimes. During the period, Nissan hired a private security firm to spy on Ghosn to see if he met with anyone involved in the case, the three sources said. But Mr Ghosn's lawyers warned the security company to stop surveillance because it violated Mr Ghosn's human rights, and Mr Ghosn plans to file a complaint against the company.
The security firm stopped surveillance of Ghosn on December 29 last year, sources said. Mr. Ghosn's counsel, Hirohiro Hiromoto, told reporters in November that they were considering measures to prevent people following Mr. Ghosn.
It is unclear how Mr Ghosn, who has French, Brazilian and Lebanese citizenships, fled Japan. A source told Reuters he entered Lebanon legally on a French passport.
A Turkish private jet operator said on Wednesday that Ghosn used two of his planes illegally while fleeing Japan, and an employee forged lease records and did not record his name.