The hearing started on September 28 and lasted for two and a half days. Meng Wanzhou himself attended the hearing. Her lawyer pointed out in the court that the US side abused its privilege in the extradition agreement with Canada and tried to realize the extradition of Bangladesh with a set of wrong facts.
Prosecution lawyers believe that the defense is trying to turn the current lawsuit into a trial.. Defense lawyers refuted this claim and suggested that the court should conduct a more detailed hearing to prove that the United States misled the court by omitting key parts of the case.
The defense believes that there is an obvious difference between the alleged behavior and the truth in the case records provided by the United States to Canada, and it is a substantial misrepresentation. As a whole, the case records misinterpreted the core content of the presentation slide (PPT) made by Meng Wanzhou during his meeting with the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 2013, and PPT is the only evidence that the US side accuses Meng Wanzhou. The defense argued that the PPT explained Huaweis relationship with skycom and business compliance, but the prosecution intentionally omitted the core content and made a misrepresentation, which constituted misleading.
The next hearing of the extradition case of Meng Wanzhou is scheduled for the end of October. At that time, the court will discuss whether there is procedural abuse in the detention of Meng by Canadian law enforcement officers at Vancouver International Airport on December 1, 2018. The Bangladeshi lawyers team has earlier proposed to the court that at that time, the Border Service Bureau personnel questioned Meng Wanzhou for about three hours without lawyers present, confiscating his electronic equipment, obtaining his password, and giving the password to the Royal Mounted Police. The Canadian side subsequently provided the US side with relevant information on Bangladeshs electronic equipment.
Meng Wanzhous lawyers believe that there is procedural abuse in this case, so the extradition procedure should be suspended and three branches should be set up to appeal. The first is to prove the political nature of the case with the statements of senior US political figures; the second is to demonstrate the procedural abuse of Canadas law enforcement agencies in the process of detaining Bangladesh at Vancouver International Airport; the third is to point out that the case records and other documents provided by the United States to Canadian officials are misleading and there are major omissions and misrepresentations. (end)
Source: China News Network Editor in charge: Qiao JunJing_ NBJ11279