Huawei Technologies Co Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at home after her court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 6, 2019.
Huawei Technologies Co Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou arrives back at home after her court appearance in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 6, 2019.

The attorney for a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says he will ask the court to stop the case against her because of comments from U.S. President Donald Trump.  
 
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is under house arrest in Canada awaiting possible extradition to the United States, where she is wanted on fraud charges. 
 
Meng and her attorney, Scott Fenton, appeared in a Vancouver courtroom Wednesday.  

在加拿大渥太华的华为公司研究所外的标记。(2018年12月6日)
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Fenton said previous comments by Trump that he would intervene in Meng's case if it would help U.S.-China trade negotiations showed the case against her might be politically motivated. 
 
Fenton called Trump's comments "intimidating and corrosive of the rule of law." 
 
Canadian police arrested Meng on a U.S. warrant in December. She is accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and defrauding banks by hiding such activities through a Huawei subsidiary. 
 
A Huawai official said Wednesday that Meng's financial activities were done openly and with the full knowledge of the banks. 

FILE -  Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as she exits the court registry following the bail hearing at British Columbia Superior Courts in Vancouver, British Columbia on Dec. 11, 2018.
Extradition Case Against Huawei Official to Proceed in Canada
Canada says it will allow an extradition hearing to proceed against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, paving the way for a legal battle that could complicate the Canadian and U.S. relationships with China. Canada's Department of Justice announced Friday that a date for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou's extradition hearing would be set in a Vancouver courtroom on March 6. "The department is satisfied that ...

Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhangfe. She has denied the charges. 
 
Canada has refused China's demand to free Meng.  
 
China arrested two Canadians in December for alleged spying in apparent retaliation for Meng's arrest. Another Canadian citizen sentenced to 15 years in prison on drug charges in China now faces the death penalty.  
 
China is also blocking imports of Canadian canola seed.