Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou intends to seek dismissal of the US request to have her extradited in part based on statements by President Donald Trump about the case, which her lawyers say disqualifies the US from pursuing the matter in Canada, reported Reuters.
Meng was arrested at Vancouver’s airport in December on a US warrant and is fighting extradition on charges that she conspired to defraud global banks about Huawei’s relationship with a company operating in Iran.
Meng’s defense lawyers said in a document presented to the British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday that they intend to apply for a stay of the extradition proceedings based on abuses that go beyond Trump’s comments.
The lawyers also claim Meng was unlawfully detained, searched and interrogated at the airport, with her arrest delayed under the guise of a routine immigration check.
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