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Money Canada: new battle in the extradition procedure of a Huawei

07:15  26 october  2020
07:15  26 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Her arrest also thrust Canada into the middle of a diplomatic struggle between the United States and China — over trade, theft of technology secrets and whether Huawei ’s efforts in helping countries build 5G next-generation mobile networks present a threat to national security. And it severely strained

Huawei Canada has responded to Meng's arrest by saying they expect " Canada 's judicial system" to "ultimately prove" her innocence. An embassy spokesperson released a statement expressing "strong dissatisfaction" with the approval of the extradition request by the British Columbia Supreme

Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou leaves the Supreme Court of British Columbia after appearing before a judge on September 30, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada.The Canadian government asked a judge to reject Meng Wanzhou's argument that the bid to extradite her to the US should be quashed because it omitted key facts. executive © David P. BALL Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou leaves the Supreme Court of British Columbia after appearing before a judge on September 30, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada The Canadian government asked a judge to reject Meng Wanzhou's argument that the bid to extradite her to the US should be quashed because it omitted key facts.

An executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, arrested in Canada at the request of the United States, returns to a Vancouver court on Monday to denounce the conditions of her arrest at the end of 2018 and demand the end of the extradition procedure against her .

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The extradition hearing comes after Beijing detained two Canadians and blocked billions of dollars worth of Canadian agricultural shipments in apparent retaliation for Meng's arrest. Taking her into custody also stuck Canada in the middle of a row between China and the US, which views Huawei

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Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, was arrested during a stopover in Vancouver on December 1, 2018, with US authorities accusing him of circumventing US sanctions against Iran.

Ms Meng is charged with fraud for lying to HSBC bank about the relationship between Huawei and Skycom, a subsidiary that sold telecoms equipment to Iran, in a presentation in 2013, exposing the bank to sanctions American.

Ms. Meng's defense will once again try to convince the judge that their client's rights have been violated, after she was questioned for three hours by Canadian customs officials without knowing what was being held against her before d 'to be officially arrested.

The lawyers also denounce the seizure of his electronic devices, in particular his telephone and his laptop, which were transmitted to the American FBI, which constitutes according to them a violation of the Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms.

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The Canadian court tussle over the arrest of a Huawei telecoms executive was put in limbo Thursday when a judge adjourned the case that pits the United Washington is seeking extradition of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in December 2018 during a flight stopover in

Huawei ’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou begins her long-awaited legal fight in Vancouver, Canada on Monday, in an extradition hearing that will put the spotlight The U.S. has requested her extradition to stand trial in the U.S. for 13 criminal counts of alleged conspiracy, fraud, and obstruction.

Ms. Meng "alleges a conspiracy by American and Canadian law enforcement agencies to compel the applicant to provide evidence for the benefit of the United States in violation of her Charter rights", according to documents of justice.

Members of the federal police and the Canadian customs services must be called to testify during this new week of hearings.

The Chinese national's lawyers have previously defended allegations of abuse of process to seek access to secret documents which they claim prove the existence of a conspiracy between the FBI and Canadian authorities. Such a conspiracy, if proven, could result in the annulment of the extradition procedure.

- Unprecedented crisis -

Justice had already handed over piles of documents to the defense, most of which were redacted.

Lawyers have also requested in previous hearings access to reports, emails and notes written by Canadian intelligence agents. They were also denied that petition before the Federal Court in Ottawa in August.

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The formal extradition hearings for a Chinese Huawei executive who was arrested in Canada more than a year ago are to begin on Monday. This week's hearings will run from 20-24 January in the British Columbia supreme court in Vancouver and will focus on the next step in the extradition

A Canadian court has ruled that the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou can continue. The approach taken by Ms Meng's lawyers, if upheld, "would seriously limit Canada 's ability to fulfil its international obligations in the extradition context for fraud and other economic crimes," she added.

"The Attorney General of Canada does not believe that there was any conspiracy to deprive Ms. Meng of her rights," replied the representative of the Department of Justice, Robert Frater.

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who has since lived under house arrest in Vancouver, triggered an unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Ottawa and Beijing.

A few days after his arrest, the former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and his compatriot, the consultant Michael Spavor, were arrested in China, before being charged with espionage in mid-June.

Their detention is widely regarded in the West as a retaliatory measure.

New preliminary hearings are scheduled for next month and early 2021. Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing is scheduled for April 26-30, but due to the numerous appeal possibilities, the proceedings could take several years according to experts. .

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