On Monday, Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou mentioned a list of emails, notes and different records they are trying to prove that her privileges were violated before her arrest at Vancouver’s air terminal in December, as indicated in a released court report.
Meng Wanzhou, who is also called Cathy Meng, is a Chinese company executive. She is deputy executive of the board and CFO of China’s most significant privately owned business called Huawei. Huawei was established by her dad Ren Zhengfei.
Meng, who is 47 years old, was arrested at the Vancouver air terminal on Dec. 1 at United States request. The warrant was based on bank fraud charges, and she was blamed for deceiving the bank HSBC (HSBA.L) about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s business in Iran. The claims were dismissed by Meng’s defense attorney, expressing the bank associated with the dealings were HSBC, and she didn’t violate any Canadian or US laws.
The Crown Counsel declared that the case on Meng originated from a 2013 Reuters report about the organization’s close connections to Hong Kong-based Skycom Tech. Skycom Tech tried to sell US equipment to Iran, despite the EU and the US sanctions.
Meng’s defense attorneys are appealing for further documentation from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Canada’s Department of Justice (DOJ) in the British Columbia Supreme Court. They guarantee they satisfy the legal guideline that there’s “a demeanor of reality that there are different records… that have not been revealed,” as per the records.
Meng’s attorneys’ state, if they eventually can convince the courts that the Canadian authorities had misused their power, then her extradition proceedings will be suspended.