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|Huawei cfo bail hearing|
|Record ID: 1544543703||From: 美國|
|Record ID: 1544543703R005||From: 美國|
|Judge raises concerns about using husband of Huawei exec as bail surety
The bail hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, arrested Dec. 1 and being sought for extradition to the U.S., will continue on Tuesday.
KEITH FRASER Updated: December 11, 2018
Scenes outside bail hearing for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou...0:44
The judge presiding over the bail hearing of a high-ranking Chinese business executive seeking release pending an extradition hearing is questioning a proposal to have her husband act as a potential bail surety.
Justice William Ehrcke raised the issue while a lawyer for Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of telecommunications giant Huawei who was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1 and is being sought for extradition to the United States on fraud charges, was arguing that she should be released on bail.
Supporters Ada Yu and Wade Meng (no relation) stand with a sign outside B.C. Supreme Court before the bail hearing for Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou on December 10, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Wanzhou is accused of fraud stemming from violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. RICH LAM / GETTY IMAGES
The judge told David Martin, who is one of the lawyers representing Meng, that he wanted to be sure what was being proposed as bail if the accused is released.
Martin confirmed that two people — Meng’s husband, Liu Xiaozong, and Scott Filer, the operator of a security company — would provide sureties for Meng’s bail.
Under Meng’s initial proposal, Liu would provide a $15-million bail surety — $14 million for the couple’s two Vancouver westside homes and an additional $1 million cash bail. Filer, the chief executive officer of Lions Gate Risk Management, would provide a $1,000 surety.
The judge then asked questions about Meng’s status in Canada, noting the plan to have Liu, a 43-year-old Chinese citizen, remain in Canada and live with Meng if she is released.
“I’m not an immigration judge, but I’m not sure if that’s practical unless he has status to remain here for whatever period is necessary to carry out that role.”
Martin said he hadn’t actually checked Liu’s visa status and would make inquiries during a courtroom break.
The judge commented that, assuming there is no legal impediment for Liu to reside in Canada, there might still be a problem.
“Is it appropriate to name as a surety someone who is not ordinarily resident in Canada, even though they might have the status which would permit them to reside in Canada?” said Ehrcke.
“The purpose of naming a surety is that they act as the jailer for the person during the period of release. So that’s an important responsibility. We have to rely on the person to carry out that role.”
After the break, Martin informed the judge that Liu was on a six-month’s visitor’s visa and said that there were various options for him to extend his stay in Canada that would meet the needs of a surety.
The judge, however, wasn’t convinced and by Monday afternoon asked for further submissions to be made when the case continues on Tuesday.
Affidavit of detained Huawei official details life in Vancouver, plans to fight extradition
The Vancouver Sun’s Huawei coverage
Witness Scott Filer, CEO of Lions Gate Risk Assessment. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG
John Gibb-Carsley, a lawyer for the federal Crown, said he shared the concerns of the judge about the appropriateness of Liu acting as a surety.
During the proceedings, Liu sat in the front row of the courtroom’s public gallery, just behind the prisoner’s dock occupied by Meng. He was listening intently to the arguments.
Earlier, Martin argued that Meng was a good candidate for bail, citing her good character and the strict conditions available to keep her in Canada.
“I hope that I have demonstrated to you that she is a woman of character and dignity, that she is deeply respectful of the rule of law,” Martin told the judge.
A protester outside Meng Wanzhou’s bail hearing at Supreme Court in Vancouver. NICK PROCAYLO / PNG
The defence lawyer said that Meng will personally comply with all conditions of release, including the physical and electronic monitoring being proposed.
“Not insignificantly, Ms. Meng has a completely unblemished record. Indeed by all accounts she has worked very hard for the last 25 years to rise to become … a social leader and role model in her own native land.
“As she has deposed to you in her affidavit, it is inconceivable to her that she would throw her life’s work away by failing to scrupulously comply with your order.”
On Monday, the Vancouver courtroom was jammed to capacity for the second day of the bail hearing which began Friday. Many of those in the courtroom were journalists, along with a large number of members of the Chinese-Canadian community.
Meng, wearing the same green tracksuit she had been wearing at previous court appearances, seemed in good spirits as she was brought into court. She chatted with her lawyers briefly before taking a seat beside a Mandarin interpreter in the prisoner’s dock.
The defence called two witnesses, Filer and the operator of a company that provides electronic monitoring for people on bail.
Under questioning from lawyer Tamara Duncan, Filer said he was contacted last week to put together a plan for Meng’s possible release.
Filer said he had met with Meng, her family and her lawyers and had visited the family home on West 28th Ave. in Vancouver where she might stay if released, and determined there would be no impediment to providing security for Meng.
There were no guarantees as security is not an exact science, but proper security could be provided, he added.
The hearing is expected to resume Tuesday.
|Record ID: 1544543703R006||From: 美國|
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|>>>>> “Is it appropriate to name as a surety someone who is not ordinarily resident in Canada, even though they might have the status which would permit them to reside in Canada?” said Ehrcke.
|Record ID: 1544543703R009||From: 美國|
|>>Filer, the chief executive officer of Lions Gate Risk Management, would provide a $1,000 surety.
this $1000 surety is actually more interesting
|Record ID: 1544543703R010||From: 加拿大|
|Record ID: 1544543703R011||From: 美國|
|>>> this $1000 surety is actually more interesting
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|Justice William Ehrcke 釋出一個善意
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|Record ID: 1544543703R017||From: 美國|
首先, 中國居然片面要求他國政府馬上釋放它的公民-有犯罪嫌疑給待哺的公民, 加拿大年輕的總理輕描淡寫的說, 法官是獨立辦案, (你們中國居然不懂? 多丟人!)
|Record ID: 1544543703R018||From: 美國|
|Record ID: 1544543703R019||From: 台灣|
他的公民的人權給傷害 (自己傷害自己人民的人權, 到傷天害理的地步, 還大言不慚! 真是輸他)
|Record ID: 1544543703R020||From: 美國|
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Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver home as she awaits a possible extradition to the U.S. over fraud charges.
Justice William Ehrcke of the British Columbia Supreme Court agreed to release Meng after four former colleagues and friends joined her husband in pledging a combined C$10 million ($7.5 million) in cash and home equity to support her bail request. By agreeing to act as “sureties,” the five people commit to ensuring she doesn’t flee and abides by other bail terms.
A courtroom sketch of Meng Wanzhou speaking to her lawyer David Martin during a bail hearing on Dec. 10.Photographer: Jane Wolsak/The Canadian Press via AP Photo
Meng, 46, will be subject to surveillance at her Vancouver home by a combination of security guards and technology as part of the agreement, and surrender her Chinese and Hong Kong passports. Meng broke into tears and wiped her eyes upon on the announcement from the judge. The viewing gallery applauded.
Ehrcke said the “sole” question in relation to bail was whether Meng had proposed sufficient terms to offset the risk that she might flee the country before the extradition proceedings. The judge ordered Meng to remain in a restricted area of Vancouver, wear a GPS tracker, pay for the security surveillance and agree to unannounced visits by police at her home. She won’t be released from custody until she fulfills the terms of the bail.
Meng was arrested Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities as she changed planes in Vancouver on her way to Mexico. The mother of four is accused of conspiring to defraud banks to unwittingly clear transactions linked to Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has 60 days from the arrest date to turn over its full extradition case with supporting evidence.
|Record ID: 1544543703R021||From: 美國|
|Record ID: 1544543703R022||From: 美國|
|>>>> Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver home as she awaits a possible extradition to the U.S. over fraud charges.
(加拿大會拒絕美國的要求嗎? 加拿大已先給中國面子, 因為中國批評加拿大的拘留所沒有善待孟萬舟....也許九十天後就要賣美國面子, 讓孟給引渡到美國)
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