At trials which are set to start on the 20th of January, year 2020, Meng Wanzhou, the Chief Financial Officer at Huawei, intends to challenge her repatriation to the U.S. on charges of fraud, stated court accounts following her lawyers appearance before a judge.
Meng Wanzhou’s legal team suggested that the trial be winded up by October of 2020, they added that, if need be, additional time would be set in November 2020.
It was reaffirmed by Lawyer Danial Coles, who in media firms’ stead to object the case’s publication prohibition, that the legal team’s plan was accepted by the Canadian judge after only a few modifications.
In December, the 47 year old daughter of Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei Technologies, Meng Wanzhou was detained at the Vancouver’s airport and it challenging repatriation on charges of misleading banks worldwide regarding Huawei’s association with an Iran-based firm.
Currently out on bail in Vancouver, Meng Wanzhou failed to make an appearance in court. Huawei stated in a report, how there was no proof of Meng misleading any banks, and also that her supposed actions are not deemed illegal in Canada. Huawei added how Donald Trump’s statements regarding the case indicate how it is steered not by the rule of law, but by economic and political deliberations.
Meng Wanzhou’s legal team is aiming for a stay on repatriation hearings based on allegations such as how the officers of the Canadian Border Services Agency prolonged arresting her so as to gain proof under the excuse of usual immigration check before her detainment at the hands of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The lawsuit filed by Meng stated how the officers of the Canadian Border Services Agency, violating her privacy rights, opened and went through her electronic gadgets. Whereas according to the government, at the time that RCMP detained Meng, officers of the CBSA requested Meng for her phone’s access code but only for the purpose of writing them down. It added how RCMP did not go through Meng’s gadgets.