Extradition proceedings delayed for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

Meng Wanzhou is scheduled to appear for another preliminary hearing at the Supreme Court of British Columbia as her defence lawyers seek to discredit the US handover request and argue Canada improperly arrested her in December at Vancouver's airport

Attorneys for Huawei's CFO previewed their arguments for halting US efforts to extradite her from Canada, citing comments by President Donald Trump to support their view that the case is politically motivated.

Meng was detained in December by Canadian authorities and faces extradition to the USA, where she is charged with bank fraud and evasion of USA sanctions on Iran.

Attorneys for a senior Huawei executive disclose they intend to apply for a admire of complaints in a excessive-profile extradition case.

Trump has said he'd intervene in the case if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing.

A separate civil lawsuit launched by Ms. Meng alleges these border agents questioned her for three hours without advising her of her rights and unlawfully searched her electronic devices - including two cellphones, an iPad and a personal computer - before nearby Mounties arrested her.

She stands accused of violating USA trade sanctions against Iran by allegedly misrepresenting Huawei's ownership and control of a company doing business in the Middle Eastern country. The company reiterated that the USA -ordered arrest was "an unlawful abuse of process - one guided by political considerations and tactics".

Ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were both detained in China in mid-December on accusations of harming national security, and two other Canadians face death sentences following convictions on drug charges.

Meng's legal team argued that her arrest and detention were unlawful and that there is no basis for her extradition to the US, CBC said on Wednesday.

Meng's next court appearance is set for September, but it's still unclear when extradition proceedings will begin.

Meng is free on bail in Vancouver and asked the court Wednesday if she could live in her larger Vancouver multimillion-dollar home that recently underwent a renovation.




Since her bail, she has been under house arrest in her $3.7-million, six-bedroom property, but the Supreme Court approved her request to move to her $10-million estate in one of Vancouver's poshest neighborhods.

They also refuted the principal accusation that Meng misrepresented to United States banks Huawei's business dealings in Iran.

China has attacked Ms Meng's arrest and the extradition process as a "political incident".

Her arrest at the Vancouver airport set off a diplomatic furor that has had led to the worst relations between Canada and China since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

Why is the United States searching for her extradition? She has denied the charges.

Meng Wanzhou, 47, was arrested in Canada in December on the seek files from of the US.

At least 13 Canadians were detained after Chinese officials vowed to retaliate for Meng's arrest.

She arrived at court, wearing an elegant full-length black and gray weave-pattern dress, with the ankle monitor prominently visible.

Meng is now free under private guard on $7.4 million bail. In the following months, Beijing created obstacles for Canadian companies that trade with China, revoking the licenses of two major Canadian canola exporters and reportedly lengthening the processing times of others, though their actions were never officially tied to Meng's case.

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