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Huawei CFO's Lawyers Urge Canada to End Extradition Process

25 Jun 2019 13:23 | Divjot S. Mehton (Administrator)

Lawyers for Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer urged Canada’s justice minister to end extradition proceedings, arguing that he has the power to withdraw a process that’s been politicized by the U.S.

Meng Wanzhou’s defense wrote to Minister of Justice David Lametti, saying it’s in Canada’s national interest to reject the U.S. request and to free Meng, who’s been living under house arrest in Vancouver since her detention last December.

Under Canada’s extradition law, Lametti has the discretion to withdraw the proceedings against Meng at any time, the lawyers say. Doing so would be an extremely rare intervention and would effectively abort a lengthy court process that usually ends up with the person being handed over.

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