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Meng Wanzhou argues U.S. evidence ‘unreliable’ as extradition fight continues

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Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou say evidence used by the United States for the Huawei executive’s extradition is “unreliable and defective” and should not be considered by a Canadian court.

Documents released Friday ahead of a hearing scheduled for September include evidence that Meng’s lawyers argue proves the U.S. left out key facts about communication with HSBC about Huawei’s operations in Iran when requesting Meng’s extradition from Canada.

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Among the evidence submitted by Meng’s lawyers is testimony from expert witnesses including John Bellinger, a former White House lawyer, as well as a Huawei company presentation outlining its relationship with businesses operating in Iran.






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The submissions, the lawyers for Huawei write, show that the evidence used by the United States as part of their case is “manifestly unreliable — so unreliable and defective — to justify refusing to commit (Meng) for extradition.”

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The PowerPoint presentation, in particular, proves that “a key ingredient of the fraud allegation against (Meng) — deception — is absent,” the lawyers write. 

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Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 on a warrant from the United States which alleges that she misled the bank HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran, violating U.S. sanctions against the Middle Eastern country.

She has said she is innocent and is fighting extradition while on house arrest in Vancouver.

The issue of whether the evidence will be accepted is scheduled to be argued in British Columbia Supreme Court next month. The entire extradition hearing is expected to run till April 2021.






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Starting Monday, Meng will attend a series of hearings via telephone, arguing for Attorney General David Lametti to release more confidential documents relating to her arrest to show that her rights were abused. Lametti’s office has held back some of the documents related to her arrest, claiming privilege.

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Meng’s legal team argue that her extradition proceedings should be stayed as a result of the abuses.

— With files from Reuters




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