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Preston Burton quoted in Washington Post article, “Canadian court rules extradition case against Huawei executive Meng can proceed”
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Preston Burton was quoted on May 27, 2020 in a Washington Post article, “Canadian court rules extradition case against Huawei executive Meng can proceed,” which discussed Huawei’s chief financial officer faces extradition to Canada in addition to the United States, after a court ruled that the charges against her are also crimes in Canada.
Burton noted that the extradition could be tied up for years ─ “She could still make claims that her surrender would be unjust or discriminatory. And I think in this case the dual-criminality issue presents a real question that her counsel could revisit on appeal. Extradition is a political decision guided by the treaty. I wouldn't presume to know what pressure the United States is putting on Canada in this case.”