Exemplary impartiality in matters of laws

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Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver James Alexander Michie

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, in Vancouver, on Wednesday December 12, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Meng Wanzhou also was known as Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng, is a Chinese business executive. She lives in Shenzhen, China and is vice president of the board and CFO of China’s largest private company. The telecommunications giant Huawei, founded by his father Ren Zhengfei in 1987.

On December 1, 2018, Meng was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States for allegedly defrauding multiple financial institutions. Likewise, the case of Meng has attracted various international media since it has a combination of money, power, and intrigue. Therefore, when she was arrested, she ignited a storm of interest that saw media around the world descend to Vancouver.

Security experts have warned Canada about doing business with Huawei. This in itself has generated concern about the close relationship between the company and the Chinese government.

Likewise, the last week has been auspicious in showing the judicial and legal deficit of the United States in comparison with Canada. And it is necessary to emphasize that the arrest and bail of Meng Wanzhou have been handled with exemplary impartiality. For its part, the United States must be supported by all civilized countries in the imposition of sanctions on Iran. This would be until Iran credibly and verifiably renounces nuclear weapons, or miraculously becomes a country to be trusted.

Meanwhile, it is considered reasonable for the United States to request the detention of Meng for sanctions violations. Because of the existing treaty with the United States, Canada was right to stop it. Just as he has been right to ignore, apart from normal diplomatic niceties, any pressure from the United States and China to influence the functioning of Canadian courts. The fact that the United States and China are the two most powerful countries in the world should not be, and to the extent that can be judged, has not been taken into account by the Vancouver court where the bail hearing took place. Meng. In fact, from his personal history, the circumstances of the case and the amount of bail published to make the verdict: grant a bail of $ 10 million — perfectly sensitive.

On the other hand, the United States is not, by Canadian standards, in criminal matters, a society of laws at all. In fact, it is a prosecutor’s office and a prison state that has six to twelve times more people incarcerated per capita than other rich democratic countries. Canada must revoke the extradition treaty and stop sending people to any country with an inadequate guarantee of due process for the accused.

Source: Conrad Black | National Post

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