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Huawei CFO freed by judge, ending two-year extradition case

Bloomberg9/25/2021 9:56 AM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Huawei CFO freed by judge, ending two-year extradition case
The long-running case became a symbol of the intensifying geopolitical rivalry between the US and China
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A Canadian court scrapped a long-running extradition case against a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive on Friday, a major step toward resolving an unprecedented diplomatic tussle between the U.S., China and Canada that landed two Canadians in Chinese jails.

Supreme Court of British Columbia Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes discharged Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, after Meng struck a deferred prosecution agreement with U.S. authorities to resolve criminal charges against her.

“Canada is a rule of law country. Meng Wanzhou was afforded a fair process before the courts in accordance with Canadian law. This speaks to the independence of Canada’s judicial system,” Canada’s Justice Department said in a statement following the decision.

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