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U.S. to proceed with formal request to extradite Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou

By comparison, Ms. Meng, the daughter of the Chinese telecom’s founder, is out on $10-million bail in Vancouver and is living in a $5-million home that she owns.

The United States has informed the Canadian government that it plans to proceed with a formal request to extradite Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on allegations of banking fraud related to violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton says.

\Mr. MacNaughton told The Globe and Mail on Monday that he has voiced Canadian anger and resentment to the Trump administration about the dispute that resulted from the arrest of Ms. Meng. Beijing then detained two Canadians and imposed of a death penalty against a third.

Mr. MacNaughton told The Globe and Mail on Monday that he has voiced Canadian anger and resentment to the Trump administration about the dispute that resulted from the arrest of Ms. Meng. Beijing then detained two Canadians and imposed of a death penalty against a third.

\Mr. MacNaughton told The Globe and Mail on Monday that he has voiced Canadian anger and resentment to the Trump administration about the dispute that resulted from the arrest of Ms. Meng. Beijing then detained two Canadians and imposed of a death penalty against a third.

"We don’t like that it is our citizens who are being punished,” Mr. MacNaughton said in an interview. "[The Americans] are the ones seeking to have the full force of American law brought against [Ms. Meng] and yet we are the ones who are paying the price. Our citizens are.” China imposed a death sentence last Monday on Canadian Robert Schellenberg after he had originally been given a 15-year prison term for drug smuggling. China imposed a death sentence last Monday on Canadian Robert Schellenberg after he had originally been given a 15-year prison term for drug smuggling. China imposed a death sentence last Monday on Canadian Robert Schellenberg after he had originally been given a 15-year prison term for drug smuggling.

The Americans are the ones seeking to have the full force of American law brought against Ms. Meng and yet we are the ones who are paying the price.

David MacNaughton, Canada’s ambassador to the US

China detained Canadians Michael Kovrig, a diplomat on leave, and businessman Michael Spavor last month on accusations of “endangering national security.” China imposed a death sentence last Monday on Canadian Robert Schellenberg after he had originally been given a 15-year prison term for drug smuggling.

Mr. MacNaughton said the Americans appreciate that Ottawa has said it will honour the extradition treaty and have told him they will continue to press Chinese authorities to gain the release of Mr. Kovrig and Mr. Spavor. Both men have been subjected to lengthy and daily interrogations and kept in prison cells with t

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