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VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) A lawyer for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou argued on Monday that « double criminality » was at the center coque iphone 7 insolite of a trial to decide whether she can be extradited to the United States, a case that has strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing.

Meng, 47, arrived in a Vancouver courtroom wearing a dark top avis coque iphone redbubble with polka dots, for the first phase of a trial that will last at least four coque iphone eder days, as China repeated its call for Canada to release her.

Legal experts have said it could be years before a final decision is reached in the case, since Canada’s justice system allows many decisions to be appealed. sanctions against the coque iphone 5s levis country.

Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s billionaire coque iphone coque rigolote iphone xr 8 cuir pas cher founder Ren Zhengfei, remains free on coque iphone fallout bail in Canada, and has been living in a mansion in Vancouver’s exclusive Shaughnessy neighborhood. sanctions law, and our response is no, » Peck said.

« In a typical case, double criminality is not contentious. sanctions, sanctions which Canada has expressly repudiated, » he added.

Peck said the United States cast this matter as a case of fraud coque iphone se iron man against a bank, which he described as « an artifice ».

« In reality, sanctions violation is coque iphone 5 s solide the essence of the alleged misconduct the United States has a global coque iphone 5 cool interest in enforcing its Iran sanctions. Sanctions drive this case, » Peck added.

There are more than 150 people in the high security basement coque iphone 6 sea sheperd courtroom in downtown Vancouver where the hearing is being held, including coque iphone 5 disney minnie journalists from all around the world. The gallery where spectators sat quietly is separated from where the judge coque iphone chiante and lawyers sit by large sheets of glass, creating a fishbowl like effect.

Meng’s legal team is currently only scheduled to call evidence in the last week of April, and a second phase of the trial, focusing on abuse of process and whether Canadian officials followed the law when arresting Meng, is set to begin in June. Closing arguments are expected in the last week of September and first week of October. Supreme coque iphone xr slim noir Court for a lunch break during the first day of her extradition coque bouledogue iphone xr hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

The case has had coque iphone 7 coque a chilling effect on relations between Ottawa and Beijing. China has called coque iphone 8 beige Meng’s arrest politically motivated. national security interests or helped close a trade deal with China. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign minister at coque iphone xr avocat the time, quickly warned Washington not to politicize coque iphone 6s kanye west extradition cases.

« The resolve of the Chinese government to protect Chinese citizens’ proper legal rights is firm and coque iphone xr oiseau unwavering, » foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing on Monday. He called Meng’s case a « serious political matter. »

‘SLAM DUNK’

Huawei said in a statement that it stands with coque iphone xr bordeau Meng in her pursuit of justice and freedom. « We trust in coque iphone 5s mir Canada’s judicial system, which will prove Ms. Meng’s innocence, » it added.

Richard Kurland, a federal policy expert and lawyer not involved with the case, coque iphone 5 case mate called Meng’s double criminality argument around the absence of Canadian sanctions against Iran a sure bet.

« I think the defense has a slam dunk. There are no Iranian sanctions in Canada and anything (the prosecutors bring up) that’s related to an Iranian sanction in Canada may well be dismissed, » coque iphone 7 plus muvit he said.

Soon after Meng’s arrest, China detained two Canadians former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor. China has denied their arrests were related to Meng’s case.

« The clear priority of everyone in our government is the release and well being of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. That is at the heart of all the work we are doing and rightly so, » Freeland, now Canada’s deputy prime minister, told reporters in Winnipeg on the sidelines of a cabinet retreat.

In response, Canada’s attorney general said Meng was arrested on charges of fraud and misleading HSBC, which is a crime in both countries.

« Our government has been clear that we are a rule of law country and that we honor our extradition treaty commitments. That is what we need to do and that is what we will do, » Freeland said…

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