Wednesday, October 27

Huawei: The United States agrees to release Meng Wanzhou, Chinese technology company financial director whose arrest in Canada sparked a diplomatic crisis

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Meng Wanzhou leaving her home in Vancouver (24 September)

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Image of Meng leaving his home in Vancouver on Friday.

After spending three years under house arrest, Huawei’s chief financial officer – and daughter of the Chinese tech giant’s founder – will be released in Canada, where she was detained in December 2018 following an extradition request issued by the United States.

This Friday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) could withdraw the request against Meng Wanzhou after the parties reached a deferred prosecution agreement that could lead to the definitive withdrawal of the charges.

This means that the DOJ will refrain from prosecuting Meng until at least December 2022. If he meets the conditions set by the court by then, the case will be dropped.

Under this agreement, your extradition case in Canada will be dismissed and it could be released immediately.

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