Over a year since his initial arrest and less than two weeks since his daring escape to Beirut, Carlos Ghosn is set to break his silence Wednesday evening Japan time at a news conference in Lebanon.

The 65-year-old former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., accused of financial wrongdoings including embezzlement, is expected to denounce Nissan as well as the Japanese legal system — in part to gain sympathy from the international public.

But whether he is culpable of the charges leveled against him is another matter. Alongside his audacious escape and criticism of Japan, attention will be paid over coming days as to whether Ghosn is able to present evidence to refute the allegations made against him.