Huawei CFO’s lawyers claim the US extradition case is not, by Canadian law

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou back at the Vancouver court on Monday, where his lawyers argued for a second consecutive day, the united states, the extradition request against a Blend has been established for sanctions violations.

FILE PHOTO: mobile phone Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, leaves) b) c) the Supreme court for a lunch break on the first day of her extradition hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the 20th of January by the year 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Meng, 47, had arrived in the Vancouver courtroom Monday for the first phase of an oral hearing, which was to last for at least four days, during which her legal team has argued that the “double criminality” was at the heart of the matter, as China repeated its call for Canada to release her.

In the United States of america has brought together the bank’s fraud, and accused her of misleading information on HSBC Holdings Plc Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd in Iran.

Meng took a seat next to her with a translator at a desk, behind a legal team.

Tuesday’s hearing began with a nearly half-hour-long back-and-forth between the lawyer, Eric Gottardi, and in the British Columbia Supreme court Judge Heather Holmes. Gottardi tried to answer a question that Holmes was asked on Monday about the question, or to add allegations of fraud against HSBC, that could be construed as fraud if it had occurred in Canada.

In Gottardi is a written argument submitted to the court on Tuesday, and that he made orally in the court room, he said, ” no.”

“The bank would not be at risk of legal liability in Canada and under Canadian law, because there is no legal effect in Canada and in the exercise of its dollar transactions related to Iran, and the bank is an innocent victim,” he wrote.

During the morning break, Mix up, dressed in a long black wool coat and stiletto heels, laughing and talking in the hall, with its more than 20-person team of co-workers. The hearing will be held on Wednesday morning, with prosecutors expected to speak out.

In the proceedings before the court to show that the United States has issued a warrant, which is Canada, and it entered into in December of 2018, as it is of the opinion Mix, covered the efforts of the event-related companies selling equipment to Iran, in the breaking of US sanctions against the country.

Meng, daughter of Huawei’s billionaire founder, Ren Zhengfei, will remain free on bail in Canada and now lives in a mansion in Vancouver’s exclusive Shaughnessy neighbourhood.

She told me that she is innocent and is fighting extradition in part because of its alleged conduct was not illegal in Canada, it is an argument which is often referred to as “dual criminality.”

In contrast to the United States of america, Canada, about the sanctions against Iran at the time, Canadian officials have authorized the start-up of the extradition process, its lawyers have said.

On Monday, lawyer Richard Peck told the court that, in a typical case, dual criminality is not disputed. “In this case, however, is based on an allegation of a violation of U.S. sanctions, the sanctions that Canada has expressly rejected it,” he said.

Peck said that the United States has cast this case as a case of fraud with a bank, which he described as “tricks.”

“In fact, the sanctions are a violation, it is the very essence of the alleged misconduct, … the United States has a worldwide interest in enforcement of its Iran sanctions. Penalties of driving with this thing,” Peck added.

FILE PHOTO: mobile phone Huawei its first global flagship retail store is pictured in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on 30 October 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Aly Song

If the legal team is currently scheduled to be the call time in the last week of April, and the second stage of the delivery, with the focus on the abuse of the process, and whether or not Canadian officials followed the law, while the arrest of the Mix, is set to begin in the month of June. Closing arguments are expected to be in the last week of September and the first week of October.

Legal experts have said that it would take several years before a final decision is reached in the case, given that Canada’s justice system, it is possible to make a lot of decisions to be appealed.

The case has a chilling effect on relations between Ottawa and Beijing. China has called for Mixing the arrest politically motivated.

Writing by Denny Thomas; Editing by Bill Berkrot and Lisa Shumaker

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