(Reuters) – Lawyers at Huawei’s chief executive officer (ceo), which will be held in Vancouver on U.S. fraud charges on Monday, called on Canada’s Minister of Justice, to amend or to revoke the extradition proceedings.
FILE PHOTO: mobile phone Huawei’s Chief executive Meng Wanzhou to leave her parents ‘ home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo
Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of Huawei’s founder, was arrested in Vancouver in December in the U.S. the costs of alleged faulty Huawei’s relationship with a company in Iran. The united states has been accused of her, and in the company of deceiving banks about the companies’ ties to transfer money through the international banking system, in spite of the u.s. embargo on Iran.
Mix, she says, that she is innocent, and Huawei, pleaded not guilty in a New York court in March.
Earlier this month, the Canadian Minister of Foreign affairs, Chrystia Freeland, rejected a proposal made by the Ottawa to block the extradition, saying: “there is no political interference, and that it would be a dangerous precedent.
On Monday, Mix it with the Canadian lawyers said they have sent to the Canadian Minister of Justice, information on the legal basis of the withdrawal of the case.
In their opinion, if the Canadian lawyers, said: “extradition proceedings are without merit,” and ends, they would be in Canada’s best interests.”
Canada’s department of foreign affairs and ministry of justice does not immediately respond to Reuters ‘ request for comment.
China is required to release, Mix, and, after her arrest, detention of two Canadians in espionage charges. It has also blocked imports of Canadian canola seed, and a prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has said that he is afraid of further retaliation.
The lawyers said if the extradition was requested for political purposes, as opposed to a legitimate law enforcement reasons.
The case against Mix-and Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, has the all the way up to strains between Beijing and Washington as the world’s top two economic superpowers have been locked in a trade war.
The US President, Donald Trump has said that he would have to intervene if it would help you to secure a deal.
Reporting by Karen Freifeld; additional reporting by Steve Scherer in Ottawa; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Susan Thomas