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  • Sai Charan

The Case Of Ms. Meng, CFO Of Huawei

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The Chief Financial Officer of Huawei, Ms. Meng Wanzhou is accused of dealings with Iran in violation of Washington’s Trade Sanctions. She has been under house arrest in Canada. Washington is seeking the extradition of Ms. Meng to the United States. The Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that her extradition must proceed.

Her lawyers argued that Canada does not have the same economic sanctions against Iran that the U.S. has and therefore, she cannot be prosecuted in Canada. However, The alleged crime committed by her is in essence fraud and Canada’s law of fraud looks beyond International boundaries. China is trying to impose sanctions on Canada and pressurize the government of Canada to release Ms. Meng. However, The Communist Party of China is unable to recognize the fact that Canada’s judicial system is independent of the government unlike in China where the judicial system is controlled by the government.

China is also trying to use hostage diplomacy. They have arrested two Canadians named Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor alleging fraud against the Communist Party of China. The Chinese government has not provided any evidence and is denying consular access to them. It is highly likely that they are suffering conditions equal to torture in Chinese Detention Camps. In contrast, Ms. Meng is kept under house arrest in her own luxury mansion and is being given full access to all judicial remedies. The Chinese Foreign Minister made clear in his remarks that the arrest of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor is in retaliation to the proceedings against Ms. Meng.

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