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Huawei’s CFO to fight US extradition, saying her rights were being violated

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou back to Vancouver-a court on Tuesday as her lawyers argued that Canada abused its immigration processes in place for the collection of evidence against it, a claim which the government says is “an air of reality.”

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to leave her home in order to appear for a hearing in the British Columbia supreme court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on the 23rd of September, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Meng, 47, had been arrested at Vancouver’s airport on Oct. 1, at the request of the United States of america, where she is in charge of the banking fraud, and are accused of misleading HSBC Holdings Plc Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] business in Iran. She told me that she is innocent and is fighting extradition.

On Tuesday, the second day of the hearing, Justice Heather Holmes is in the British Columbia Supreme Court, which is Mix of lawyers, pushed for more information from the government about her detention and subsequent arrest at the airport.

Meng was searched and questioned by the border officials when she arrived in Vancouver from Hong Kong. She was arrested and her rights to have called for about three hours after his arrival.

There is also evidence of the fact that the original plan was to get to the plane and the arrest of Meng, her lawyers said, pointed to in the warrant, which called for an immediate arrest. The plan will be amended following a meeting between the border police and civil servants.

Mix’s lawyer, Richard Peck told the court on Tuesday that no one answered, Meng, when they are repeatedly asked to border officials as to why they are being held. “When she was told that she was the subject of an arrest warrant,” Key said. “When she was told it was a guarantee that it came from the Q. S., which had to do with the actions of a couple of years ago.”

As his lawyers spoke, the Mix was sitting next to an interpreter in the courtroom, wearing a short black dress with sparkly rhinestones around the neckline and sleeves. An electronic monitoring device was strapped to her left ankle.

The disclosure hearing was scheduled until Tuesday, and then resume the following week. The extradition hearing itself is set to begin in January, and the legal wrangling around the Mix up with the delivery, could take a year, according to experts in the field.

‘FISHING EXPEDITION’

The defence argues that, as long as the process was being abused, it justifies the termination of the extradition proceedings. The government claims that there is no justification for the cessation of the extradition proceedings. In the filed, which is entitled to the defense effort as a “fishing expedition.”

At Tuesday’s hearing, Scott Fenton, a different Mix’s lawyer, said the court, the authorities have committed “grave breaches” of the mixer, a charter of rights at the border, and officials have gathered evidence for the Canadian police force and the power of the united states Federal Bureau of Investigation, including seizure of property if the phones are and not to reveal their password.

Fenton said the Mix had the right to be free from arbitrary detention and unreasonable search and seizure, the right to understand the reason for her detention, the right to counsel and right to remain silent.

In a release on Monday, the attorney-general of Canada, said that there was no evidence of border officials or the police acted improperly, or that the behavior of the Canadian and foreign officials to undermine the fairness of the extradition proceedings.

In addition to allegations of misconduct in relation to her detention, they are in the United States using a Mix of economic and political gain, noting that after her arrest, the US President, when He said that he would have to intervene if it would help at the conclusion of a trade agreement (ceta).

The arrests have strained China’s relations with the United States and Canada. Beijing-China’s Ministry of Foreign affairs reiterated the government’s call for Mix to be released and allowed to return to China.

Meng, daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei, spent 10 days in jail in December, but was then released at the C$10 million ($7.5 million) bail and has been living in one of the two multimillion-dollar houses in Vancouver.

Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, has been accused by the United States from activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests. It is also a defendant in the U.S. case against Mix. Huawei denied the accusations against him.

Reporting by Karen Freifeld; Writing by Chris Sanders; Editing by Denny Thomas and Lisa Shumaker

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