VANCOUVER, July 9 (Reuters) – A Canadian judge has rejected a request by Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to add a trove of documents his legal team received from HSBC as evidence of his extradition case to states -United, the judge announced on Friday.
Meng, 49, faces extradition from Canada to the United States for bank fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran, which could cause the bank to violate U.S. sanctions. She has been held under house arrest in Vancouver since December 2018, when she was first detained.
Its legal team received more than 300 pages of internal HSBC documents through a Hong Kong court, which the defense said should be filed as evidence as they would disprove the basis for the states extradition request. -United. Read more
Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes, who has overseen the BC Supreme Court case since its inception, disagrees. His reasons will be published in writing in about ten days, Holmes said.
“We respect the court ruling, but regret this outcome,” Huawei Canada said in a statement issued after the ruling, insisting that the documents showed HSBC was aware of Huawei’s business dealings in Iran, proving that the The United States’ account of the case was “patently unreliable.” “
The Canadian government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Meng is due in court in early August. His extradition hearings are expected to end by the end of the month.
Reporting by Moira Warburton in Vancouver; edited by Diane Craft
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