B.C. decide points causes for rejecting Meng Wanzhou proof | Globalnews.ca

2021-07-22 07:59:25

A B.C. Supreme Courtroom decide says she received’t permit proposed new proof in Meng Wanzhou‘s extradition case as a result of it doesn’t “expressly” assist the Huawei govt’s declare that the US’ case in opposition to her is “manifestly unreliable.”

Affiliate Chief Justice Heather Holmes dominated July 9 in opposition to admitting the proof however her causes for the judgment weren’t launched till Wednesday.

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Meng is needed in the US on allegations that she misled HSBC about Huawei’s relationship with one other firm, placing the financial institution vulnerable to violating U.S. sanctions in opposition to Iran — expenses that each she and Huawei deny.

Meng’s authorized workforce argued that the paperwork undermine the allegations of fraud in opposition to Meng, proving the US misled the court docket in its abstract to Canada of the case in opposition to her.

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The paperwork lately obtained by Meng’s authorized workforce from HSBC by means of a court docket settlement in Hong Kong embrace inner electronic mail chains and spreadsheets.

Holmes says within the ruling that whereas the paperwork would “little question be precious to Meng in a trial,” they don’t expressly state Meng’s conclusion, which may solely be reached by means of inferences.

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“It is just inferences from the paperwork that assist these info or conclusions, and they aren’t the one cheap inferences the paperwork assist,” Holmes writes within the ruling.

The paperwork are additionally not able to exhibiting that the inferences made by the US in its abstract of allegations in opposition to Meng had been unreasonable, she says.

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Holmes says that weighing competing inferences falls within the jurisdiction of a trial, not an extradition listening to.

“Competing potential inferences might or might not play an vital half within the trial, the place witnesses will testify and be cross-examined, and the physique of proof can be way more full,” she writes.

“Within the context of an extradition listening to, the true or most acceptable inference can’t be decided.”

The ultimate two to a few weeks of hearings in Meng’s extradition case are scheduled to start Aug. 3.




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