The three-week hearing on this appeal should begin with Monday.
In court documents, the defense says it will need more time to review new evidence obtained through a Hong Kong court order. According to the defense, this evidence may support the argument that the United States misled Canadian officials by describing the allegations against the Huawei boss prior to her arrest in Vancouver.
Ms Meng’s lawyers also argue that the Canadian Attorney General should open an investigation to determine whether the businesswoman was arrested on the basis of inaccurate information. So they are asking for proceedings to be postponed until such an investigation is complete – but also the risk of COVID-19 is dropping in British Columbia.
Prosecutors say the delay is not justified
The Canadian attorney general’s attorney responded that none of these factors warranted a multi-month delay. They accuse the defense of trying to turn the extradition case into a trial.
Meng was arrested at Vancouver airport in 2018 on the orders of the United States, on charges of fraud related to US sanctions against Iran, which she and Huawei denied.
The prosecution confirmed in its response that after two and a half years of legal procedures,
A few days after the finish line, the plaintiff requests the court to take a break of several months.
His request should be rejected, Arguing before the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
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