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First stage of extradition hearing for top Huawei exec ends

First stage of extradition hearing for top Huawei exec endsA Canadian judge said Thursday she will announce her decision at a later date after ending the first phase of an extradition hearing that will decide whether a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei is sent to the United States. This week’s hearings dealt with the question of whether the U.S. charges against Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder, are crimes in Canada as well. Canada arrested Huawei’s chief financial officer in December 2018 at Vancouver’s airport at the request of the U.S. as she was changing flights.



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Greek top court approves extradition of cybercrime suspect

Greek top court approves extradition of cybercrime suspectGreece’s top administrative court has ruled in favor of extraditing to France a Russian man suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency, a judicial official said on Thursday. The Greek justice minister had in December ordered the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, who is accused of masterminding a $ 4 billion bitcoin laundering ring and is wanted by both France and the United States. U.S. authorities accuse Vinnik of running BTC-e – a digital currency exchange used to trade bitcoin – to facilitate crimes ranging from computer hacking to drug trafficking since 2011.



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AP Explains: CFO of China's Huawei facing extradition to US

AP Explains: CFO of China's Huawei facing extradition to USAn extradition hearing begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom for Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder. Canada arrested Meng while she was changing planes at Vancouver’s airport in late 2018.



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Huawei exec set to fight Canada court battle against US extradition

Huawei exec set to fight Canada court battle against US extraditionA Canadian court on Monday will consider a US request to hand over Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest 13 months ago on fraud charges plunged Canada-China relations into a deep freeze. The extradition hearing comes after Beijing detained two Canadians and blocked billions of dollars worth of Canadian agricultural shipments in apparent retaliation for Meng’s arrest. Taking her into custody also stuck Canada in the middle of a row between China and the US, which views Huawei as a security risk.



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Treaty between the U.K., U.S. bans extradition of Assange, lawyer says

Treaty between the U.K., U.S. bans extradition of Assange, lawyer saysLawyers for Julian Assange said on Thursday they will argue that the WikiLeaks founder cannot be sent from Britain to the United States to face spying charges because a treaty between the two countries bans extradition for political offenses.



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‘I can’t think properly’: Assange fights back tears and struggles to say own name as he appears in court over US extradition

‘I can’t think properly’: Assange fights back tears and struggles to say own name as he appears in court over US extraditionJulian Assange appeared to fight back tears and said “I can’t think properly” as he faced court to fight extradition to the US.The Wikileaks founder also mumbled, paused and stuttered as he confirmed his name and date of birth at the beginning of the start of a case management hearing in London on Monday.



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Julian Assange ‘subjected to every kind of torment’ in Belmarsh prison as he awaits extradition

Julian Assange ‘subjected to every kind of torment’ in Belmarsh prison as he awaits extraditionThe father of Julian Assange has said the WikiLeaks founder is “being subjected to every sort of torment” at Belmarsh prison as he awaits the hearing that could see him extradited to the US.The whistleblower who is being held alongside some of the UK’s most infamous criminals ahead of his extradition hearing in February, could face a maximum prison sentence of 175 years under charges laid down by Washington.



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Huawei exec in Canada court, bids to quash extradition

Huawei exec in Canada court, bids to quash extraditionTop Chinese telecom executive Meng Wanzhou and her lawyers went to court on Monday to try to have her extradition case thrown out, arguing that her rights were violated. The United States wants to put Meng on trial for fraud for allegedly violating Iran sanctions and lying about it to US banks — accusations her lawyers dispute. The arrest of Meng — a rising star whose father Ren Zhengfei founded Huawei and over three decades grew it into a global telecom giant — caused an unprecedented diplomatic rift between Canada and China.



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Russia to U.S: Cancel extradition request for executive held in Italy

Russia to U.S: Cancel extradition request for executive held in ItalyRussia has demanded that the United States cancel a request to extradite a Russian state executive from Italy where he was arrested last month at Washington’s request on suspicion of industrial espionage, calling it illegal. Alexander Korshunov, director for business development at Russia’s United Engine Corporation (UEC), was detained at an airport in Naples on Aug. 30 after Washington issued a warrant for his arrest.



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UPDATE 11-Hong Kong leader pulls extradition bill, but too little too late, say some

UPDATE 11-Hong Kong leader pulls extradition bill, but too little too late, say someHong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a “highly vulnerable and dangerous” place and find solutions. The withdrawal still needs the approval of the Legislative Council, which is not expected to oppose Lam.



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