Defense tells judge #MengWanzhou now has two valid passports: one Mainland China passport and one Hong Kong passport. She has a number of expired passports (unclear if from other countries). Meng was formerly a permanent resident of Canada, but this expired in 2009.
#MengWanzhou lawyer submits "typical family photos" as exhibits showing multiple visits to Vancouver and family home showing "consistent involvement of family in Vancouver life." "Here in a park... I haven't pointed Meng in everyone one of them but she's there..."
Multi-pronged argument from defense, who just said Meng has a completely clean criminal record at 46 years old. He also says she has complex health issues such as high blood pressure and sleep apnea. She is also prepared to give up two valid passports including one HK passport.
Breaking: Defense said #MengWanzhou had permanent resident status in Canada but had relinquished that status. Said she first visited Vancouver 15 years ago and PR status expired in 2009. She had a BC care card, ID and social insurance number.
Interesting that crown lawyer said in court that #MengWanzhou made "no trips (to the US) since March 2017", even though she used to visit frequently and she has a son attending school in Boston. Imagining that reporter colleagues in US will be seeking him out now.
RT @Mui24hours #MengWanzhou lawyer says Meng and her husband purchased a home at 4005 W 28th Ave in Vancouver’s Dunbar neighbourhood at one point. Her husband and her have a 10 year old daughter together, she has three sons, 14, 16 and 20 from a previous marriage. #Huawei
In 2013, Reuters found that Meng served on the board of Skycom Tech, a company that offered to sell HP equipment to Iran. Can someone help dig up link to that article? Bit busy here 🙂
Breaking: Attorney general’s lawyer alleges #Huawei used an unofficial subsidiary, SkyCom, to facilitate transactions with Iran, which is against sanctions. #MengWanzhou had also denied the link between the entities when questioned by banks and “this is the alleged fraud”.
Lawyer says Reuters broke a story describing how #Huawei controlled #Skycom (which allegedly imported US manufacturing equipment into Iran). Meng personally denied to US banks and said Huawei engagement with SkyCom is normal business cooperation, and this is the crux of “fraud”.
Main arguments from lawyer against granting #MengWanzhou bail: 1) No connection to this jurisdiction 2) “Access to vast resources and connections” 3) Pattern of avoiding the US after she was aware of criminal investigations. #Huawei
Breaking: lawyer for attorney general says in court the extradition request from US is for fraud offenses. This confirms unverified reports that this is the case. #Huawei #MengWanzhou there is an arrest warrant from the US.
Defense now continually building up image of #MengWanzhou as someone who devoted her life to her company, #Huawei, since joining 25 years ago as a secretary. She's proud of the company's success ($92 billion gross revenue in 2017). Martin said she wouldn't throw this away.
Defense: "She would not ever breach a court order ... would be to humiliate and embarrass her father whom she loves. It would humiliate and embarrass #Huawei .. with its 180,000 employees around the world and given her prominence in China, she would not embarrass China itself."
Wow, Meng's defense lawyer David Martin just explained the doctrine of "face" in Chinese culture to the judge to argue that #MengWanzhou wouldn't skip bail because she wouldn't want to "embarrass her father whom she loves," and given her prominence, embarrass China as a whole.
Judge says he will think about the proposed bail conditions over the weekend. #MengWanzhou defense will go into detail about the proposals on Monday. Court will adjourn at 10 am PST.
Defense says he's run out of time today. Judge requests a plan of what kind of bail conditions he is proposing. Martin hands over document with 12 conditions including stay at home, curfew, surrender all passports, risk mgmt, GPS, physical surveillance, consent to RCMP checks.