- Meng Wanzhou – also known as Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng – may be extradited to the US to face charges of breaching Iran sanctions with a Huawei sub-company
- But citing a ‘cloud of politicisation’ amid the US-China trade war, her lawyer plans to fight attempts to move her. Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada and faces possible extradition to the United States, is exploring a defence that claims US charges against her are politically motivated, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Monday.
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s executive was arrested in Canada and faces possible extradition to the United States. Currently her lawyers is exploring a defence that claims US charges against her are politically motivated, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Monday.
Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei, China’s largest smartphone maker, is the central figure in a high-stakes dispute between the United States and China. Canada arrested Meng in December at the request of the United States, and last month she was charged with wire fraud that violated US sanctions on Iran.
In December, US President Donald Trump said in a Reuters interview he would intervene in the Justice Department’s case against Meng if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China.
Canada fired John McCallum, its ambassador to China, in January after he said that Meng could make a strong argument against being sent to the United States.
- Meng’s lawyers are also planning to challenge whether her alleged conduct would be deemed criminal under Canadian law, the Globe and Mail said.