A key court decision issued today in the Meng extradition case

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VANCOUVER –
The British Columbia Supreme Court is expected to issue a key ruling in the US extradition case for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou today.

Justice Heather Holmes rules on the issue of so-called double jeopardy.

The legal arguments focus on whether the allegations facing Meng in the United States would constitute a crime in Canada.

The decision could lead to his release or trigger a new set of legal arguments, including if his arrest at Vancouver Airport in December 2018 was illegal.

The United States has accused her of fraud on allegations that she violated US sanctions against Iran, which she and the Chinese telecommunications giant have denied.

His lawyers argued that the court should dismiss the case because Canada has rejected similar sanctions, while the Crown has said that the judge’s role is to determine whether there is evidence of fraud.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 27, 2020.

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