Statement from Huawei Canada
VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 27, 2021 /CNW/ - On March 1, and continuing through May, Meng Wanzhou will return to the British Columbia Supreme Court. During this next phase of extradition proceedings, the court will hear arguments related to the four branches of abuse of process raised by Ms. Meng's counsel -- including political motivation, unlawful detention, material omissions and misstatements, and violations of customary international law. The court will be seized with whether these constitute an abuse of the Canadian judicial process sufficient to order a stay of the extradition proceedings.
The four branches of abuse of process are as follows:
1. Under former President Donald Trump, the United States sought to use the extradition proceedings against Ms. Meng for political and economic gain.
2. There were continuous and systematic violations of Ms. Meng's Charter rights by different government agencies.
3. The Department of Justice under Donald Trump misled Canada by omitting crucial evidence from the summary of its case against Ms. Meng.
4. The case against Ms. Meng violates customary international law.
In sum, the extradition proceedings against Ms. Meng constitute an abuse of the Canadian judicial process and the extradition should and must be stayed.
Please see the following statement from Huawei Canada:
"As the case enters its next phase, Huawei remains confident in Meng Wanzhou's innocence. We will continue to support Ms. Meng's pursuit of justice and freedom."
SOURCE Huawei Canada
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