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Huawei CFO’s Lawyers Say U.S. Fraud Charges Are a ‘Facade’ (3)

Jan. 21, 2020, 12:22 AM

Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou shouldn’t be dispatched to the U.S. because her alleged crimes don’t meet Canada’s legal tests for extradition, her defense lawyers said at the opening of hearings.

At issue in a legal battle that has severely strained Canada-China relations is whether her extradition request meets the crucial test of double criminality: Would her alleged crime have also been a crime in Canada? If the judge rules it doesn’t meet that standard, she could be discharged, according to Canada’s extradition rules.

Extraditing Meng “would undermine the double criminality rule,” her defense lawyer Richard...

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