Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou announced yesterday that they’ve filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government, alleging that Meng’s Dec. 1 detention in Vancouver — at the request of U.S. authorities — violated her rights. They claim border guards detained and questioned the embattled CFO under false pretenses before formally arresting her. Canadian officials ruled on Friday that extradition hearings against Meng can proceed.
What does this mean for Canada? Ottawa’s now in a major diplomatic spat with Beijing, which has arrested high-profile Canadians in a bid to force the release of Meng, who is accused of skirting U.S. sanctions on Iran.
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