A judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia rejected the medias request to broadcast the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou live Wednesday, Canadian News Agency and other media reported Thursday. The request was put forward by 13 Canadian and international media groups, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Canada news agency, global post, Canada Broadcasting Corporation, Hong Kong South China Morning Post, etc.
According to reports, Canadas court will hold a hearing on January 20 on whether the United States extradition of Meng Wanzhou is also a crime in Canada. The media group applied to use two cameras to shoot and broadcast part of the hearing, according to the news agency. Daniel Coles, a lawyer hired by the media group, said the public had great interest in the case, and the live hearing has the significance of judicial process transparency and keeping pace with the times. According to the application, the filming will be carried out by CBC on behalf of the group, with a delay of at least two hours, the South China Morning Post said. Lawyers said the judge could stop the live broadcast at any time to prevent the content from leaking.
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The live broadcast of the trial could have been a breakthrough and the judge could decide whether to allow it, the South China Morning Post said Thursday. Holmes also said that so far, members of the media group applying for live court hearings have reported the news responsibly and professionally, but once the videos appear online, they will not be able to control how others use them. Global news of Canada reported that the hearing started on January 20 will last for five days. If the court finds that the extradition request of the United States is invalid, Bangladesh can leave Canada, but the prosecution may appeal. On the contrary, if the judge finds that the crime charge of the United States against Bangladesh is also a crime in Canada, Bangladesh can also appeal. The case could last for years.
At the same time, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Border Service and the Federal Bureau of investigation are also accused of being suspected of violating the law. The court will hold a second round of hearings in June, when the Meng Wanzhou side will become the plaintiff and the three institutions will become the defendants.
Trump has said that if he can reach the trade agreement he hopes to reach, he may give up the extradition of Meng Wanzhou. In response, Ren Zhengfei said in an interview that this shows that Meng Wanzhous situation is not a crime and can be used for trading.