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Huawei crackdown

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou loses key decision in extradition case

Canadian judge rules against releasing chief financial officer

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on May 27.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- A Canadian judge on Wednesday ruled that the extradition trial of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, will move on to the next stage as the premise of the U.S. extradition request -- "double criminality" -- is met.

"On the question of law posed, I conclude that, as a matter of law, the double criminality requirement for extradition is capable of being met in this case. The effects of the U.S. sanctions may properly play a role in the double criminality analysis as part of the background or context against which the alleged conduct is examined," wrote Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes of the British Columbia Supreme Court in the judgement. "Ms. Meng's application is therefore dismissed."

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