Huawei: Trump accused of having “soured” the case of Meng Wanzhou

Huawei: Trump accusé d’avoir « envenimé » l’affaire Meng Wanzhou

The lawyers of the financial director of the chinese giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, accuse the american president Donald Trump to have undermined all chances of a fair trial in the context of his extradition proceedings to the United States.

The statements of us president Donald Trump have “soured” the record, believe the lawyers of Ms. Meng in the documents sent to the court of Vancouver at the end of the week, unveiling their new line of defense.

The leader of 48 years, daughter of the founder of Huawei, the world’s number one equipment 5G, is accused by the United States to have bypassed u.s. sanctions against Iran.

Washington accuses including Ms. Meng to have lied to the HSBC bank on the relationship between Huawei and Skycom, a subsidiary that was selling equipment to telecoms in Iran, which exposed the bank to a possible violation of u.s. sanctions against Tehran.

She had been arrested at the end of 2018 at the Vancouver airport, the beginning of a diplomatic crisis without precedent between China and Canada.

The lawyers cited statements by the american president Donald Trump, who has hinted during an interview, two weeks after the arrest of Ms. Meng, he would not hesitate to respond to american justice if it allowed him to get a better a trade agreement with China.

At the end of may, the canadian court has considered that the procedure for the extradition of Ms. Meng, who lives on supervised release in one of his luxurious properties in Vancouver, could continue.

During a hearing in June, the canadian law of Meng Wanzhou also supported the existence of a conspiracy involving the FBI (american federal police) against the number two of the oem chinese.

According to the defence, the canadian authorities have deliberately delayed for several hours the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, during a stopover in Vancouver, the time of gathering evidence for the FBI.

The Prime minister of canada Justin Trudeau has ruled out yielding to Peking by intervening in the extradition proceedings to secure the release of two Canadians in China.

The ex-canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and fellow consultant Michael Spavor, who were arrested in China nine days after the arrest of Ms. Meng, have been charged with espionage in mid-June. Their detention is widely viewed in the West as a retaliation.

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