The extradition case against her will proceed.
A BC judge has ruled against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in the ‘double criminality’ issue.
The judge ruled that Meng Wanzhou’s actions would have been a crime had they been committed in Canada, meaning the extradition case against her will proceed.
Here’s the conclusion of the ruling:
“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 US 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.
Ms. Meng’s application is therefore dismissed.
I make no determination of the larger question under s. 29(1)(a) of the Act of whether there is evidence admissible under the Act that the alleged conduct would justify Ms. Meng’s committal for trial in Canada on the offence of fraud under s. 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. This question will be determined at a later stage in the proceedings.”
This does not guarantee her extradition, as those proceedings are still taking place. What it does mean is that she has lost her bid to end the extradition case, and remains unable to leave Canada.
You can read the full decision here.
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