Huawei's Meng may fight US extradition,claiming political motive as defense

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Huawei's Meng may fight US extradition,claiming political motive as defense

The Huawei Executive, Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada on US extradition request and widely considered as a political pawn for the United States to gain leverage in the tariff conflict with China, has been seeking a line of defense by claiming that the US charges against her, had been politically motivated, the Mail and Globe newspaper report revealed on Monday, the 4th of February, 2019.

Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei CFO and daughter of Huawei founder, has been a central figure in the high-stake tariff warfare between the United States and China. Canada arrested Meng on December 1st over a US extradition request, that accused the Huawei CFO of misleading financial organizations over Huawei’s tie-up with companies such as the Hong Kong based Skycorp, that tried to sell Hewlett Packard tech instruments to Iran despite US sanctions.

While the United States and China had been committed on a rattling battle around the world, Huawei technologies appears to be collateral damage for Beijing, which had been experiencing wide-ranging injunctions on major western countries such as Italy, Germany, France alongside United States.

Meanwhile, the Australia and New Zealand had been the first two countries, which swept the Huawei Technologies from developing their 5G networks. While a spokesman for Canadian Department of Justice said in an e-mailed statement, “We are committed to a fair process unfolding before the courts and the steps undertaken by the Department of Justice Canada on this case have followed due process, in accordance with the Extradition Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and our Treaty with the United States,” the Canadian Justice Minister, David Lametti had been quoted saying that he could not find any effective defense in favor of Ms. Meng.