A Canadian court has overturned the US extradition process against Meng Wenzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, lifted his bail conditions and allowed his release.
The decision comes hours after Meng reached a suspended prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in a federal court in Brooklyn.
Apparently appearing in U.S. court from Vancouver, Meng was not convicted of bank and cable fraud.
Under the agreement he reached with U.S. prosecutors, Meng will agree to certain conditions, and the charges against him will be dismissed after December 1, 2022. China.
Details of the deal have not yet been released.
Meng was arrested in Vancouver on a request to extradite U.S. officials, who later charged him with bank fraud for lying to another company about Huawei’s business dealings with Iran, which led the organization to violate U.S. sanctions.
After Meng’s arrest, Beijing threatened Canada if he was not released. A few days later, on December 10, 2018, Covrig and Spever were arrested. In early 2019, a Chinese court commuted the death sentence handed down to Canadian Robert Shellenberg to 15 years in prison on drug charges.
The regime has also cut Canadian agricultural imports to China, causing billions of dollars in revenue to Canadian producers.
On August 10, a Chinese court rejected Shelenberg’s death sentence as Meng’s extradition case closed in Canada. The next day, another Chinese court sentenced Spear to 11 years in prison for espionage.
Coverig has also been charged with espionage, which took place in March but has not yet been convicted.
Since his arrest, Meng has been free on bail, granted permission to live in one of his palaces in Vancouver, and roamed the 62-square-kilometer part of Vancouver. He also received visits from China from his family.
Meng’s fight against extradition has reached its climax this year. A BC Supreme Court judge overseeing the case said he was reserving his decision on whether Meng should be extradited on August 18 and set a date for his verdict in late October.
Canada’s extradition laws allow the Minister of Justice to intervene to prevent extradition, which the Canadian government has so far refused to do.
Eva Fu and The Canadian Press contributed to this report.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times