Extradition hearing for Huawei CFO gets consent from Canada

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Should Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou be extradited to the United States? Canada can now move on with a hearing on that concern, the nation’s justice department stated Friday.

“The decision follows a thorough and diligent review of the evidence in this case,” the Department of Justice Canada stated in a release. “The Department is satisfied that the requirements set out by the Extradition Act for the issuance of an Authority to Proceed have been met and there is sufficient evidence to be put before an extradition judge for decision.”

This follows the United States in January officially asked for the extradition of Meng from Canada. She was detained in December over declared infractions of Iran sanctions. Meng was then launched on bail. China had actually required that the United States drop its demand.

The British Columbia Supreme Court has actually set up a look date for March 6 at 10 a.m. PT to verify an Authority to Proceed and to set up the extradition hearing. Meng, who’s likewise the child of Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei, will stay on bail.

Huawei didn’t instantly react to an ask for remark. 

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