Huawei exec vows to fight extradition to United States in Canada court

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Meng's detention amounted to an "abuse of process", according to her lawyers, who are seeking to delay US attempts to extradite her on fraud charges over dealings with Iran.

Meng's defence lawyers said in a document presented to the British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday that they intend to apply for the stay of the extradition proceedings based on abuses that go beyond Trump's comments.

Fenton said previous comments by Trump that he would intervene in Meng's case if it would help U.S.

RCMP intentionally delayed the presentation of the arrest warrant in order to carry out an unlawful detention and search against Meng, under pretence of a routine border check, he alleged.

She stands accused of violating US trade sanctions against Iran by allegedly misrepresenting Huawei's ownership and control of Skycom, a company doing business in the Middle Eastern country.

After her arrest, China detained the former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and the businessman Michael Spavor in what observers saw as retaliation. Those matters must be dealt with first before extradition hearings can begin, her defense has said.

Howes said the allegations against Meng are untrue and said the business activities of Meng were conducted openly and transparently with the full knowledge of banking officials.

Meng was released from jail in December on C$10 million ($7.5 million) bail and must wear a Global Positioning System tracker, an ankle bracelet and pay for security guards.

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Meng will next appear in court on September 23, when her defense will make more applications for more disclosure. That means the saga of Ms. Meng, which pitched Canada and China into their worst dispute in decades, will likely drag into next year.

Meng Wanzhou's high-powered legal team says the Canadian government is withholding key evidence relevant to how and why the Huawei executive was arrested at Vancouver International Airport, which may have violated her constitutional rights at the outset of an American extradition process.

The largely procedural hearing is the latest development in a case that has escalated tensions between China and both the United States and Canada.

"Political factors at play during the extradition process may lead to a serious violation of justice and Meng's legitimate rights may also be harmed", Huawei said in its statement. -China trade negotiations showed the case against her might be politically motivated. She has denied the charges.

Huawei is also in the U.S. crosshairs as Washington seeks to convince Western nations to shun the telecom firm over security concerns.

Meng Wanzhou, 47, was arrested in Canada in December on the seek files from of the US. The diplomatic row appears to have has spilled over into the economic arena: China has banned Canadian canola shipments worth billions of dollars.

"The existing home is a corner lot, exposed on three sides, there isn't clarity between public and private portions", lawyer Davide Martin told the court.

Meng's bail conditions allow her to freely roam a 100-square-mile (62-square kilometer) patch of Vancouver as long as she's accompanied by her monitors.

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