China's Foreign Ministry: Canada needs to rectify its 'mistake' and release Huawei CFO

China's Foreign Ministry: Canada needs to rectify its 'mistake' and release Huawei CFO
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China's Foreign Ministry has urged the Canadian authorities to 'correct their mistake' and release Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, the ministry's spokesperson Geng Shuang stated, APA reports citing Reuters.

Calls for Meng's release come amid the imminent possibility of her extradition to the United States. Canada's Department of Justice has recently released documents indicating that she could still be handed over to Washington despite objections from her legal representatives.

A hearing on her extradition is scheduled to take place later today in Vancouver.

Huawei's top executive was arrested in Canada in December 2018 following an extradition request from the US, over her alleged involvement in noncompliance with American sanctions against Iran.

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