(Reuters) – Lawyers at Huawei’s chief financial officer, have urged Canada’s federal minister of justice on Monday to withdraw extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Vancouver in December in the U.S. for fraud charges.
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, 47, is the daughter of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on charges alleging they misled the global banks all over the Huawei’s relationship with a company in Iran.
She denies any wrongdoing, and Huawei, pleaded not guilty in a New York court ruled in March, however, the issue has led to tensions between China, according to its release, and in Canada.
After a Mix up and the arrest of China, was held with two Canadians and, later, formally charged them with espionage. Canada said that the arrest of the two men, it was normal. China has also blocked the importation of Canadian canola seed, as well as improve the control of the pork.
In a statement, Mix’s lawyers said they would be sending a letter to the Minister of Justice, David Lametti with him, asking him to withdraw the extradition proceedings.
“The extradition proceedings are without merit, and the end of the procedure, it would be in the best interests of Canada’s national interests,” the statement said.
The ministry said that it was “unable to confirm the receipt of your letter, to add only, that Canada is “committed to respecting the rule of law,” and upon its delivery processes.
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.
If the Canadian lawyers said, neither Canada nor the United States has jurisdiction over the subject matter, and that, if the extradition was requested for “political purposes.”
The case against Mix-and Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, has also raised tensions between Beijing and Washington. The world’s two largest economies, have been conducting for nearly a year-long trade war.
The US President when He said in December that he would intervene with the united states Department of Justice, as it would help you to secure a deal with the chinese.
Reporting by Karen Freifeld in New York, and Steve Scherer in Ottawa; Editing by Susan Thomas and Peter Cooney