Requirements for Huawei Official's Extradition to US Have Been Met, Canada Says

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The next hearings, scheduled for August 17-21 in Vancouver, will discuss whether the attorney general's assertion of privilege in declining to release some documents requested by Huawei relating to Meng's initial arrest is valid.

In May, a judge in British Columbia's Superior Court found that the legal standard of double criminality — meaning that Meng's actions could be considered a crime in both Canada and the United States — had been met, dealing a blow to hopes for a quick end to the trial.

"The evidence demonstrates that Ms. Meng deliberately made dishonest representations to HSBC in an attempt to preserve Huawei's relationship with the bank," lawyers for the Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti wrote.

The documents, which were filed last week and released to media Friday, are a precursor to the formal hearing on committal, or whether Meng should be extradited to the United States.

Canada's attorney general says the requirements for extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States on charges of bank fraud have been met, documents submitted in a British Columbia court show.

by Natalie Liu from voanews.com

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