The B.C. Supreme Court has set a date for disclosure application and provided more details on changes related to Huawei’s global CFO’s bail, but did not disclose details regarding her extradition.
CTV News’ B.C. bureau chief Melanie Nagy tweeted the court set the dates from September 23rd-25th, and then from September 30th to October 4th. She further tweeted that Meng must return on September 23rd at 10am P.T.
— Melanie Nagy (@MelanieNagyCTV) May 8, 2019
Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers are seeking additional disclosure concerning the details of the United States government’s case against her and are also asking for a change in her bail requirements.
David Molko, senior reporter for CTV Vancouver, tweeted that one of the “sureties” must be that she sells her home.
Currently, Meng resides in her home, valued at $5 million CAD, but she wants to move to her other residence valued at $13.3 million as soon as renovations are completed.
CBC Vancouver reporter Jason Proctor tweeted Meng’s lawyers say her “current home is a corner lot and open to the street” and that a large number of people “go there and sometimes approach the house.” The new home would allow the security team to do their job more efficiently.
Lawyer for #MengWanzhou says current home is a corner lot and open to the street. “Apparently large numbers of people go there and sometimes approach the house.” New house means security team can carry out duties entirely within grounds of home.
— Jason Proctor (@proctor_jason) May 8, 2019
Meng left her B.C. home to attend a procedural hearing at the B.C. Supreme Court on May 8th.
While the court revealed some information, it did not give details on Meng’s extradition hearing. The Washington Post reporter Emily Rauhala tweeted that the court did not reveal those details
We have a timeline: #MengWanzhou will be back in court in September. This will be for disclosure applications, NOT the extradition hearing itself. This is going to be long, but Meng will be passing the time in her other Vancouver home, a mansion that was recently renovated. https://t.co/7eafi5JBEE
— Emily Rauhala (@emilyrauhala) May 8, 2019
Speaking to reporters, Meng’s lawyer reiterated past statements that her detention in Canada resulted in “abuse” of the process.
On March 1st, Meng’s legal team filed a lawsuit against the federal government, the RCMP and the Canadian Border Services Agency.
The filing states there were “serious violations” of Meng’s constitutional rights as she was apparently detained, searched, then interrogated before she was under arrest.
The U.S. said Meng was able to manipulate banks in order to do business with Skycom, which the country alleges is an unofficial subsidiary of the telecommunications giant. Those charges have not been proven in court. Huawei maintains that Skycom is an independent company.
Canada decided on March 1st to proceed with Meng’s extradition case.
I sent this out earlier but worth sending again. We are going to be sitting in the grey area between steps 4 and 5 for months if not longer. #MengWanzhou Defense says “we are proceeding expeditiously.” @CTVVancouver pic.twitter.com/Fvc119cZYa
— David Molko (@molkoreports) May 8, 2019
Reporters on-site in Vancouver tweeted discussions in the court. It’s worth noting though that the process of extradition in Canada isn’t simple.
Molko tweeted a helpful chart and said Canada is “going to be sitting in the grey area between steps 4 and 5 for months if not longer.”
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