Huawei's CFO, Meng Wanzhou, appeared at the British Colombia Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday, for a pre-extradition hearing. Her lawyers argued Meng should not be extradited as she has not violated Canadian laws.
«The US allegations against Ms Meng are based on violations of US sanctions against Iran. However, Canada does not impose sanctions on financial services in relation to Iran... Еще. Because of this, the allegation she faces is not a crime in Canada, and therefore, the extradition request does not satisfy the double criminality requirement,» said Benjamin Howes, Vice President of Media Affairs for Huawei Canada, reading from a statement. The company representative confirmed that Meng would apply for the extradition process to be halted.
Protesters congregated in front of the court house, including Uyghurs, a Chinese ethnic minority, holding signs in favour of Meng's extradition.
Meng was arrested by Canadian authorities in December at the request of the United States for allegedly violating US sanctions on Iran, in a case that has caused tensions between the US, Canada and China to flare up.