The lawyer for a senior executive of German technology giant Huawei detained in Canada to a U.S. extradition warrant said Wednesday he will attempt to avoid the case from moving forward by claiming comments by President Donald Trump indicate the situation against her is sexually stimulated.
Attorney Scott Fenton referred through a court appearance. Canada arrested Meng, the daughter of Huawei’s creator, on Dec. 1. She is wanted from the U.S. on fraud charges.
The U.S. and China have tried to keep Meng’s case independent from their trade dispute, though Trump has stated he would consider intervening in the case if it might help reestablish a trade deal with Beijing.
Meng’s attorneys will find a stay in the event by stating she was searched and interrogated before being told she was under arrest. She is free on bond and asked her court would dwell in her multimillion-dollar house that is larger that failed a recent renovation.
The prosecution and defense argued on when the extradition event will begin with the prosecution needing the defense stating along with hearings in August.
Meng’s attorneys said Trump”has repeatedly stated that he would interfere with Ms. Meng’s case if he believed it would assist the U.S discussions with China over a trade deal”
A diplomatic furor which has strained Canadian connections was put by her arrest at the Vancouver airport.
China arrested former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig along with Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor on Dec. 10 in an apparent effort to force Canada to launch Meng. Kovrig and Spavor haven’t had access to an attorney since being detained.
A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to passing in a surprising retrial on allegations of drug trafficking, overturning a prison sentence handed down before. China can be blocking imports of this product canola.
Huawei is a focus of U.S. safety issues. Washington has pressured other nations to limit use of its technology, warning they could be opening up themselves on theft and surveillance of information.
Gillies led from Toronto.