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Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing will begin in January 2020

Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou is set to challenge her extradition to the US, as the hearing is set to begin on Jan 20, 2020, in Vancouver.

Huawei CFO seeks to stop her extradition, says the case is politically motivated

Meng’s team proposed that the extradition hearing wrap up in October 2020, with extra time set aside in November 2020 in case it is needed, reported Reuters.

Defense lawyers say the U.S. accusations are politically motivated, citing comments by U.S. President Donald Trump. They also accuse Canada of an “abuse of process,” saying Meng was denied her constitutional rights when she was detained, interrogated and searched for three hours at Vancouver’s international airport in December before being formally arrested.

Meng Wanzhou daughter of Huawei founder and CEO, Ren Zhengfei, was arrested at Vancouver’s airport in December last year under a U.S. warrant and is fighting extradition on charges of bank fraud, and violation of sanction on Iran.

In addition to the abuse of process claim, her lawyers are arguing that that doesn’t meet the “double criminality” rule: in Canada, the banks wouldn’t have been breaking any laws because the country doesn’t have such sanctions, they said.



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