Benjamin Howes, a spokesman for Huawei Technologies Ltd., said Wednesday that its lawyers have asked a Canadian court to immediately stop the extradition of the company’s chief financial officer(CFO) Meng. Howes said in an email that the company does not believe extradition met Canada’s dual crime standards.
It is reported that the standard means that if Meng is to be extradited to the United States in 2018 when the arrest of the official acts in both countries are illegal.
Meng, 47, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport on December 1 last year at the request of the United States. She was charged with bank fraud in the United States and also accused of misleading HSBC about Huawei Technologies Ltd.’s operations in Iran. In this regard, Meng night boat does not agree with and opposes extradition. Howes said Canada had not imposed sanctions on Iran when Canadian officials authorized the start of extradition proceedings and therefore could not meet the conditions for dual criminality. Howes also said he said the company would challenge it at a hearing in September 2020.
It is reported that Meng’s extradition hearing will begin on January 20, 2020.