Category: China

31st Mar 2020

Judge and lawyers consider impact of Coronavirus on Meng Wanzhou extradition hearings

  Canadian Crown prosecutors and lawyers for Meng Wanzhou met via teleconference on Monday 30 March with Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes to discuss options for moving ahead with Ms Meng’s extradition hearings despite the social distancing measures introduced in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Justice Holmes heard legal arguments from both sides over the […]

14th Feb 2020

US issues new charges against Meng Wanzhou

The US has issued a superseding indictment, in respect of Meng Wanzhou, detailing 16 additional charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering and steal trade secrets. Ms Meng is currently resisting extradition proceedings in Canada which would see her sent to the US to face trial. The US Department of Justice said in its press release […]

2nd Feb 2020

China sentences former INTERPOL boss to 13 years’ imprisonment

Meng Hongwei, the former head of INTERPOL, was on Tuesday 21 January sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment by a Chinese court. Mr Meng pleaded guilty last year to using his position in China and in other countries to “seek improper benefits” amounting to more than $2 million in bribes. Mr Meng was the first Chinese […]

21st Jan 2020

Extradition hearing begins for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

The extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, began on Monday 20 January in Vancouver. The US is seeking Ms Meng’s extradition to face charges of fraud. It is alleged that she misled US banks in relation to dealings with Iran in violation of US sanctions. The 2018 arrest of Ms Meng in […]

11th Dec 2019

Meng Wanzhou wins disclosure of documents related to her arrest

A Canadian judge in the Meng Wanzhou extradition case has ordered the Canadian Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) to disclose more documents relating to the Huawei CFO’s arrest. Ms Meng alleges that she was unlawfully detained and that the present proceedings are an abuse of process. Chief Justice Heather […]

22nd Nov 2019

Meng Wanzhou asks Canada to stay extradition proceedings

Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, have asked a Canadian court to stay her extradition proceedings. Ms Meng is sought by the US in relation to charges of bank fraud and misleading US banks inducing them into carrying out business with a telecoms company in violation of US sanctions against Iran. Lawyers for […]

4th Sep 2019

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced today her intention to formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of unrest in the city. The extradition bill was first announced in April and would have introduced a case-by-case model allowing for the extradition of suspects to any jurisdiction with which Hong Kong […]

8th Jul 2019

Grace Meng to sue INTERPOL

Grace Meng, wife of former INTERPOL President Meng Hongwei, has issued legal proceedings against INTERPOL for the body’s ‘complicity’ in the treatment of Mr Meng. Mrs Meng alleges that INTERPOL allowed one of its member states, China, to falsely accuse and detain her husband in October 2018. In doing so, it is alleged that INTERPOL […]

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