VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Lawyers defending Meng Wanzhou were hoping to convince a judge to shut down extradition proceedings over an email they claimed proves a conspiracy between Canadian law enforcement and FBI.
The court has looked at the email, and found it didn’t prove that, according to Richard Kurland, an immigration lawyer who spent the day in court to observe.
The defense team for the Chinese telecom executive demanded a previously undisclosed email to be submitted into evidence, saying the prosecution was in possession of it.
The judge agreed and experts thought it seemed the evidence might show rights violations and abuses of power.
Instead, only RCMP members and not FBI as alleged were included in the email.
Now, the judge is deciding what comes next and has ordered more documents be disclosed.
“Plus, court ordered that a person with personal knowledge provide the docs, which opens the door to examination under oath,” says Kurland.
The prosecution is sticking to it’s story saying there’s just no evidence of the so-called cross-border conspiracy.
But Canadian border guards have admitted to handing her device passwords to police, saying it happened “in error.”