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Trade Sanctions: Meng and Court Wednesday

trade sanctions: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, shown in December, is facing extradition to the United States for allegedly violating its trade sanctions against Iran, according to Toronto Star. She'll be in court Wednesday. Meng filed a notice of civil claim on Friday alleging her rights were violated by authorities during her arrest on Dec. 1 at the Vancouver International Airport. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press File Photo While the lawsuit itself is on solid footing and refers to established Supreme Court precedent, awards in civil claims like the one brought by Meng are generally only in the thousands of dollars, said Kyla Lee, a Vancouver-based criminal lawyer with Acumen Law Corporation. On its face, this appears to be part of an overall legal strategy, because there is no financial incentive for her to bring this lawsuit, and what she's claiming is financial damages, Lee told the Star Vancouver in an interview. Meng's extraordinary wealth suggests the likely motivation for the lawsuit is its use as a tool in her longer-term bid to avoid extradition to the United States to face criminal charges, she said. ( As reported in the news.