Huawei's Meng Wanzhou faces extradition hearing Monday, here's what led to it

2020-01-20 08:57:12CGTN Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

More than a year has passed since Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at Vancouver airport on a request from the United States who charged Meng and Huawei with bank and wire fraud in violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran. 

In March, Canada agreed to proceed with the extradition request. 

Since then, there have been a handful of procedural court hearings. 

Meng has been living under house arrest after she was released on a $10-million bail. 

The actual extradition hearing will take place Monday.

This court appearance is set to focus on so called "criminality."

That means the crime of which she is accused also needs to be a crime in Canada.

As Canada does not have sanctions on financial services to Iran, Meng’s legal team therefore argue she can’t be extradited. 

But lawyers for Canada’s attorney general say the alleged offense is fraud, which is a crime in both the U.S. and Canada. 

If the double criminality argument does not prevail, then the hearings will proceed to a second phase that will focus on due process regarding Meng’s arrest.

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