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Canada begins extradition of Huawei CFO

Canada begins extradition of Huawei CFO

According to Reuters, Meng is set to appear in a Vancouver court on March 6 to set an official date for her usa extradition hearing.

After a "thorough and diligent review of the evidence in this case", it seems that country believes that there is sufficient evidence to give its backing to its bordering country as far as extradition is concerned.

Canada announced on Friday that it would launch proceedings to extradite Ms. Meng, the high-profile daughter of Huawei's owner Ren Zhengfei, raising concerns in Beijing, which has been very vocal in protesting her arrest since December a year ago.

Ms Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer, was arrested late previous year at Vancouver Airport on foot of an extradition request from the US. Meng served on the board of Skycom, a Hong Kong based company that is alleged to have done business with Iran in 2009 and 2014 in violation of United States sanctions.

In January, the U.S. government presented a pair of federal indictments against Huawei and Meng personally on charges ranging from financial fraud to industrial espionage.

Meng is due to appear in a Vancouver court at 10 a.m.

On Friday, Ottawa said it was going ahead with the hearings on whether to hand.

In 2011, when Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Maranger approved the extradition of Canadian sociology professor Hassan Diab to face murder charges, he said the French case was weak, problematic, and that Diab was "unlikely" to be convicted if given a fair trial.

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Beijing has voiced its "strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to Canada, which obstinately moves forward the so-called judicial extradition process". It also clouds the prospects for two Canadians detained there on national security grounds and a third fighting a death sentence for drug trafficking.

The extradition process of Meng's, who has been accused of helping the Chinese tech giant to dodge American sanctions on Iran by Washington, was given the "authority to proceed" by Canada on Friday.

The way in which the Canadian court will "handle this case will be a touchstone for testing whether Canada adheres to judicial independence or not". She was arrested at the request of the USA while changing planes in Vancouver last December. Two of its citizens in China are thought to have been detained in retaliation for her arrest.

"I also want to be clear though that saying you're a rule-of-law country doesn't mean political decisions don't get taken".

"This is a serious political event".

A final decision will likely come down to the federal justice minister, who will face the choice of angering the United States by rejecting the extradition bid, or China by accepting it.

Ms Meng has been released on bail pending the outcome of the hearings.


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