Today (December 1), on the second anniversary of the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Canada spoke about the Meng Wanzhou incident on social media: “Huawei still firmly believes that Ms. Meng is innocent and believes that the Canadian judicial system is also innocent. The same conclusion will be reached. In view of this, Huawei will continue to support Ms. Meng’s search for justice and freedom.”
The day before, on November 30, Cong Peiwu, Chinese Ambassador to Canada, had a phone call with Meng Wanzhou to express cordial condolences. Cong Peiwu said: “You have been wrongfully detained by the Canadian side for two years, and we are very concerned about it. I want to emphasize that the Chinese government is unwavering in its determination to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens and enterprises, and will continue to urge Canada to take China seriously. Sternly stand and care, correct wrong practices, make the correct decision to release you as soon as possible, and ensure that you return to China safely.”
In a recent trial, the Canadian police officer who had arrested Meng Wanzhou denied that he had instructed the border department to conceal her as the target of the arrest order when interrogating Meng Wanzhou.
It is understood that Meng Wanzhou was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at Vancouver International Airport on December 1, 2018. She was interrogated by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) for three hours before she was arrested. No lawyer was present at the time.
Defence lawyer Scott Fenton accused the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Sergeant Janice Vander Graaf of being interrogated on the day Meng Wanzhou was arrested, telling border officials to tell her Conceal a sealed indictment and arrest warrant. Facing the court’s interrogation, Van de Graaff said in the court: “I don’t remember what happened, and I don’t believe this happened.”
Earlier, in the High Court of British Columbia, Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers (defense lawyers) spent one day continuing to challenge the Canadian Federal Police (RCMP, or the Royal Mounted Police) officer Winston Yeh. (Winston Yep) Make an inquiry. The police officer’s process of answering the defense lawyer that day was significantly longer than before. He seemed to have’think twice before answering’ every question, and his voice was lower than yesterday. Despite the careful choice of the answer, he was forced to admit directly in the process of questioning that he obtained the judge’s provisional arrest warrant with the wrong affidavit.
According to Canadian law, the police must apply to the judge for an arrest warrant when arresting anyone. In this case, the judge issued a temporary arrest warrant, which is mainly based on the police affidavit. To prevent the police from abusing judicial power, the police must make an honest statement to the judge in the affidavit. The judge decides whether to issue an arrest warrant based on trust in the content of this affidavit. However, with such an important affidavit, Constable Ye has many errors in the form and content of the affidavit.
The following errors occurred: 1. The affidavit did not provide the judge with accurate content; 2. Knowing that there was an error in the affidavit but did not correct it in time; 3. The suggestion that violated the arrest warrant was unexpectedly “don’t know who made it.” .
It is reported that Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing is scheduled to end in April 2021, but the appeal may delay the case for several years.