Lawyers for Huawei CEO Meng Wanzhou, accused of fraud in the United States, filed an appeal calling on the Canadian government to stop immediately trying to extradite her, reports CTV News.
Chinese Huawei Corporation CEO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada in December 2018 at the request of the United States and later released on bail of 10 million Canadian dollars with the obligation to wear a GPS bracelet and pay for their protection. A dispute continues between Canada and China over whether Meng Wanzhou’s arrest is political. Two Canadian citizens have been detained in China, and Canadian authorities suspect this was in retaliation for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.
A Huawei Canada spokesman said the appeal was filed on November 13. It states that attempts to extradite Meng Wanzhou “cannot meet the standards of double criminal responsibility set by the Canadian extradition act.”
Dual criminal liability is a guiding principle of Canadian extradition laws. This means that the offense of the accused must be recognized as a crime in both countries.