Judge Rules Huawei CFO’s Extradition Case Can Go Forward

A choose in Canada has dominated that the U.S. extradition scenario in opposition to senior Huawei Systems government Meng Wanzhou can continue on due to the fact the allegations in opposition to Meng constitutes a criminal offense in Canada.

Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei and main economic officer of the company, was arrested in December 2018 at Vancouver Global Airport. She was indicted in January 2019 amid allegations that a Huawei-affiliated company, Skycom Tech, marketed telecommunications equipment to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Meng was also accused of fraud for misrepresenting Huawei’s enterprise in Iran to the U.S. government and various economic establishments.

“Ms. Meng’s method to the double criminality evaluation would critically limit Canada’s potential to satisfy its international obligations in the extradition context for fraud and other economic crimes,” Associate Main Justice Heather Holmes, of the Supreme Court docket of British Columbia, wrote in

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