Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Evening boat’s legal team has won a legal battle, with a judge asking Canada’s attorney general to hand over more evidence and documents related to Meng’s arrest, according to a ruling released By the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Monday.
Heather Holmes, deputy chief justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, agreed with Huawei Technologies’ legal team that there was a “real possibility” of the claim. But the judge also cautioned that the ruling was limited and made no mention of whether Huawei’s allegations that Canadian authorities mishandled Meng’s electronic devices were justified.
In her ruling, Judge Holmes wrote that she found “interesting loopholes” in the evidence provided by the Attorney General of Canada, citing why the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) had made a “simple mistake” of “violating the law by handing over the code required to be submitted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) “。 Holmes also said the attorney general failed to provide enough evidence “to refute the inference that RCMP incorrectly sent the serial number and other identifiers of Ms. Meng’s device to the FBI.” “
Judge Holmes said the doubts raised by the gaps in the evidence were “no longer a reckless speculation or speculation about this series of events” and led her to conclude that the application of the Meng’s side “reached the threshold of real possibility.” “
According to reports, the ruling does not require that the documents mentioned must be made public, and that Canada’s attorney general may also claim administrative privilege to prevent the documents from being made public, and that Meng’s side may object in court. In addition, Holmes’ ruling did not set any timetable.
At the request of the United States, Canadian authorities arrested Ms. Meng, 47, at Vancouver International Airport on December 1, 2018, on charges of bank fraud and misleading HSBC about Huawei’s business in Iran. But Mr Meng denies the charges, insisting he is innocent and the extradition hearing is currently under way in the extradition process, which will begin on January 20, 2020 in federal court in Vancouver.
She was questioned by Immigration Canada before Meng’s arrest in December. Her legal team asked the Canadian government to turn over more documents related to her arrest.
Meng’s legal team has objected to her extradition in a Canadian court on the grounds that the United States made the request for extradition out of economic and political interest and that she was unlawfully detained, searched and questioned by Canadian authorities representing the FBI.