Canadian court denies Huawei CFO hearing broadcast request from media
On Monday, a Canadian court denied the request of a media consortium to broadcast a part of the hearing seeking the extradition of the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Technologies Meng Wanzhou to the United States.
The application that the consortium made was to record and broadcast the section of the proceedings dealing with “double criminality” dated for January 20th. Their request was opposed by Meng as well as the Attorney General of Canada.
The consortium consists of 13 media organisations. They say that the selected portion of the proceedings will involve only law and not Meng’s fair trial rights as it is not related to her innocence or guilt.
“Double criminality” is a crucial test in the Canada extradition law, and states that conduct must be illegal in both the country seeking extradition as well as Canada.
Meng’s refusal of the request may be because this move of broadcasting the hearings may compromise her fair trial rights in the proceedings.
It may distort public perception and disturb the court process’ serenity.
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