China News Service, Toronto, September 28 (Reporter Yu Ruidong) The High Court of British Columbia, Canada (also translated as British Columbia) in Vancouver opened a hearing on the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou on September 28, local time.
The defense team of Meng Wanzhou will continue to try to demonstrate that the extradition procedure against Meng Wanzhou constitutes an abuse of Canadian judicial procedures and should be suspended.
The court reserved 5 days for this round of hearings.
After the hearing, the judge will decide whether to accept the new arguments and evidence submitted by Meng Wanzhou’s defense team this year that the extradition procedure should be suspended.
Meng Wanzhou attended the hearing that day.
This is the first time that Meng Wanzhou himself appeared in court after the court ruled that the US extradition request against Meng conformed to the principle of "dual criminality" in late May this year.
In order to demonstrate that this extradition case constitutes a procedural abuse, Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers set up three branches to appeal.
The first is to prove the political nature of the case by high-level U.S. politicians; the second is to demonstrate that Canadian law enforcement agencies have abused procedures during the detention of Meng at Vancouver International Airport; the third is to point out the case records and other documents provided by the U.S. Misleading, with "major omissions and misstatements".
The focus of this hearing is on the third branch.
During the procedural hearing earlier, the prosecution and defense had initially disclosed relevant reasons.
The judge is not expected to make a ruling immediately after this round of hearings.
Huawei Canada reiterated in a brief statement on the 28th that Huawei, as always, has confidence in Ms. Meng Wanzhou’s innocence and believes that the Canadian judicial system can reach this conclusion.
Huawei will continue to support Ms. Meng in seeking a fair judgment and freedom.
More than a hundred former Canadian diplomats recently sent a letter to the Canadian government, calling on the Canadian government to intervene and terminate the process of the extradition case, and release Meng Wanzhou.
Earlier, 19 former Canadian dignitaries also sent a joint letter to the incident.