Lebanese woke up to bright billboards of ousted Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn posted around Beirut on Thursday, in the latest show of support for the detained business person of Lebanese origin. The Brazilian-born entrepreneur is feted in Lebanon as a model of international success, and many were shocked by his arrest in Japan in November over alleged financial misconduct. “We are all Carlos Ghosn,” the digital billboards declared, under a large mosaic portrait of the 64-year-old tycoon, who is held in a Japanese prison. Dany Kamal, managing partner at the Lebanese advertising firm that put them up, said the 18 billboards are a “personal initiative” as he is an acquaintance of Ghosn. “It’s just a campaign against injustice,” he said. “Until proven otherwise, Carlos is not guilty.” Ghosn spent his childhood years in Lebanon and has regularly travelled back and forth to the tiny Mediterranean country. The Lebanese authorities have repeatedly honoured him, and in 2017 Ghosn’s portrait even...

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