Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has accused the United States of providing a
“grossly inaccurate [and] misleading” summary of evidence to the Canadian court hearing her extradition case, arguing that the case should be thrown out as a result, according to the South China Morning Post.
The 2013 presentation forms the basis of US claims that Meng defrauded HSBC
by lying about Huawei’s business in Iran, allegedly in breach of US sanctions, and
that she should be sent to New York to face trial.
“Ms Meng will submit that the Requesting State’s summary of evidence … is
grossly inaccurate and based on deliberate and/or reckless misstatements of fact
and material omissions, thereby constituting a serious abuse of the extradition
process that should disentitle the Requesting State to proceed,” her lawyers said in
a memo, released on Monday by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Meng was arrested by Canadian police, acting on a US request, at Vancouver’s
airport on December 1, 2018, throwing China’s relations with Canada and the US
The new claims also allege that the US falsely asserted that only junior HSBC sta
were aware of the nature of Huawei’s relationship with Skycom, a company in Iran
that the US says conducted business there on behalf of Huawei.