Huawei CFO raises new argument to fight U.S. extradition in Canada court

By: Tessa VikanderKaren Freifeld

VANCOUVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is raising a new argument in a Canadian court in a bid to fight extradition to the United States on bank fraud charges, court documents released on Monday showed.

Meng’s lawyers claim the case that the United States submitted to Canada is “so replete with intentional and reckless error” that it violates her rights. 

Meng, 48, was detained in Vancouver on Dec. 1, 2018, at the request of the United States, where she is charged with bank fraud and accused of misleading HSBC Holdings Plc about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s business in Iran. 

Meng, the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, has said she is innocent and is fighting extradition. 

The arrest has strained China’s relations with both the United States and Canada.

Source: Reuters (2020)

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