Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s looser bail conditions denied2021-02-01
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s looser bail conditions denied his request by the Canadian judge. Meng Wanzhou has been accused of bank fraud in the US, alleging that he misled HSBC about Huawei’s business deals in Iran, causing the bank to violate US sanctions.
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested at the airport in December 2018 and is under house arrest in Vancouver, Canada. With the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, China arrested two Canadians who continued to have limited access to legal advisors or diplomatic officials.
Under the 2018 bail terms, Meng Wanzhou is allowed to leave her luxury home in the Vancouver neighborhood, but must always be escorted by a security guard.
Meng Wanzhou stated that she left the daytime security details from the court and had not violated any of the bail conditions in two years. Canadian prosecutors opposed the change, arguing that it should be seen as a flight risk.
On Friday, British Columbia Supreme Court Judge William Ehrcke dismissed his request, stating that “the current bail conditions are the minimum necessary to reduce the risk of Ms. Meng’s escape to an acceptable level.
“It was expected to comply with it when the order was placed. It is not a significant change in circumstances,” Ehrcke said. Said.
He said Meng’s lawyers did not provide medical evidence that he was “more vulnerable than many other women aged 48” to being infected with the coronavirus.
Meng will then appear in court on March 1 for the final phase of extradition hearings, scheduled to end in May.