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Three weeks of extradition hearings to resume in August

Tricia Ang | 21 May 2021

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Following a fourth attempt by Meng’s attorneys to introduce new evidence, a Canadian court heard on Wednesday that Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou and her legal team will return to court for three more weeks of extradition proceedings beginning August 3. (Mar 12).

Meng, 49, was detained in December 2018 at Vancouver International Airport on a US warrant for bank fraud. She’s accused of lying to HSBC about Huawei’s Iran dealings, forcing the bank to violate US sanctions.

Meng maintains she is innocent of the charges and has been fighting extradition in Vancouver while under house arrest. Her lawyers have been attempting for more than two years to get the case dismissed due to claimed procedural violations that they alleged violated her rights.

Meng requested for a postponement in the proceedings last month so that her legal team could analyze new documents that could enhance her defense. The request came after HSBC and Huawei reached an agreement in a Hong Kong court that allowed corporate documents to be released.

Meng’s lawyers told the British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday they plan to file their application to introduce new evidence on Jun 7. The case is expected to wrap on Aug 20.

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