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U.S. extradition fight for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou back in B.C. court with evidence hearings

Click to play video 'Photographers surround Meng Wanzhou’s Vancouver home as she exits for courthouse' Photographers surround Meng Wanzhou’s Vancouver home as she exits for courthouse
The extradition trial for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou resumed in Vancouver on Monday. Photographers surrounded her home to capture her as she left for B.C. Supreme Court to continue the fight against extradition to the United States where she is wanted on fraud charges – Nov 16, 2020

VANCOUVER – The lengthy extradition process resumes Monday for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou as her lawyers fight against her removal from Canada to the United States.

The legal team for Meng is gathering evidence in B.C. Supreme Court for an abuse of process claim, alleging RCMP and border officials co-ordinated their actions to obtain evidence against her when she was arrested.

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CBSA agent admits to ‘heartwrenching’ mistake during arrest of Huawei executive – Oct 30, 2020

Meng is wanted in the United States on fraud charges over allegations she lied to HSBC, putting the bank at risk of violating
American sanctions against Iran.

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Both Meng and Huawei deny the allegations.

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In evidentiary hearings last month, a Canadian border official said he accidentally shared Meng’s cellphone passcodes with RCMP officers and there was no plot to circumvent privacy laws.

Since Meng’s arrest at Vancouver’s airport in December 2018 relations between Canada and China have eroded and China’s arrest of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are widely considered to be retaliation.