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British Columbia, Aug 15 (Canadian-Media): New evidence for defence claims were introduced in Court documents filed ahead of hearing of next month for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting extradition to the United States where she faces charges of fraud and conspiracy, media reports said.
Meng Wanzhou. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Wanzhou's lawyers had claimed omissions of facts by American prosecutors which seriously undermine the case against the Huawei executive who faced charges of fraud and conspiracy.
Seven new pieces of evidence were presented by Meng's defence team for consideration by B.C. Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes next month when Meng's lawyers will argue to have the case tossed out.
Meng was arrested at Vancouver International Airport in December 2018 after arriving on a flight from Hong Kong, en route to Mexico and Argentina.
She is accused of lying to an HSBC executive in Hong Kong in 2013 about Huawei's relationship with Skycom, a company accused of violating U.S. economic sanctions against Iran.
Meng's lawyers will appear before Holmes next week for the release of information from documents provided by Crown to the defence team related to the conspiracy argument.
That hearing is expected to last a week. Meng is planning to appear by phone.
Eeeks after her initial arrest Meng was released on $10 million bailis and is currently living under a form of house arrest in Vancouver.
For security reasons, she is required to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet and is followed by around the clock private security.