U.S. to Seek Extradition of Meng Wanzhou

The U.S. jurisdiction will strive for the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese tech Huawei Technologies. Meng was arrested in Canada in December, against an accusation of misrepresenting important links of the company to the third party. She was trying to provide equipment to Iran by breaking American Sanctions on Iran. Meng Wanzhou’s arrest had contaminated a relationship between China and Canada, due to which the court had detained two Canadians and decreed death for one more. The U.S. informed about the tracking for extradition after Canada’s US ambassador informed that Canada authorities had told Washington planned to move forward.

The U.S. Justice Department’s spokesman said in a statement, the U.S. will proceed to go after the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. It will complete all requirements set by the U.S.-Canada Extradition Treaty. We would praise Canada Justice Department for providing continual support of mutual efforts to impose the law, he added. Liang Hua, the Chairman of Huawei Technologies, was conversing with the media at the World Economic Forum, where he said that the company has been perusing the issue intensely, and seeking for the case to be swiftly resolved. The company has to go after the case as it cannot directly get connected with authorities.

As per the standard process of extradition, the U.S. has to file a formal application requesting for extradition by 30th Jan. Once Canada receives the application, it will take a decision in 30 days by examining the evidence.
A formal order issued by the Canadian justice minister is mandatory for finalization of extradition. While Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland said that Canada not yet informed the U.S. to apply for such extradition process According to an article published in a Chinese newspaper on Wednesday, Canada was assisting the United States efforts to constrain Huawei’s Chinese technologies. It Canada remain to proceed with supporting the United States, the move will certainly reflect its effects on its relations with China such as trade relations, the newspaper alerted.


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