Jan. 30 (UPI) — The US has made an official request to Canada for the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, chief monetary officer of Chinese language telecom big Huawei.
Canadian Federal Justice Minister David Lametti has till March 1 to resolve whether or not to proceed with the order of extradition, the Globe and Mail reported.
The extradition request got here shortly after the US had unsealed a 10-count indictment towards the Chinese language firm and a 13-count indictment towards Meng on Monday.
The fees embrace financial institution fraud, cash laundering, obstruction of justice and sanction violations.
Meng, the 46-year-old daughter of Huawei’s founder, was detained on the request of the US Dec. 1, in Vancouver, Canada, the place her household owns two houses, considered one of which she is at the moment staying at.
She says she is harmless, whereas China claims the costs are the product of political manipulation to hinder the Chinese language enterprise.
“Huawei has all the time stated, and (Ms. Meng) has all the time stated, that she has confidence within the administration of justice,” Meng’s lawyer David Martin stated Tuesday. “She’s assured in her innocence and within the justice system.”
On Tuesday, China reasserted that each Meng and the corporate are harmless and admonished the states for its extradition request.
“We deplore and firmly oppose the U.S. facet obstinately sending Canada an extradition request in disregard of China’s stern representations,” overseas ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang stated throughout an everyday press convention.
He then urged the US to drop its extradition request and for Canada to “cease pulling the chestnuts out of the fireplace” for its North American neighbor.
Meng additionally appeared in a British Columbia courtroom Tuesday regarding her request to alter the sureties liable for her $7.5 million bail, the Globe and Mail reported.
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