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Vera M. Kachnowski and Jolène LaVigne-Albert Vera M. Kachnowski and Jolène LaVigne-Albert

The much-watched diplomatic battle over Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, is in the spotlight again this month as her extradition hearings begin in British Columbia. In December 2018, Ms. Meng was arrested by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the request of the United States in connection with fraud and Iranian sanctions-related charges against her and Huawei in the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Meng denies the allegations and has been fighting extradition on various grounds, including—as extensively reported by the media—the contention that the United States is improperly using her prosecution for economic and political advantage.

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