torsdag 20. desember 2018

These are the Canadians who paid millions in bail for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

These are the Canadians who have put their homes and retirement savings on the line by paying millions in bail for Meng, certain in their belief that she will not betray them by fleeing Vancouver, where she is awaiting extradition proceedings to face charges of fraud in the United States.

Their pledges of surety – and friendship – to Meng are contained in affidavits, obtained by the South China Morning Post, that were provided to the court as part of the intense effort to get her released on bail. It was only through the intervention of Meng’s Vancouver-area friends that a key part of the argument to keep her behind bars was thwarted – the contention that Meng’s husband alone could not be trusted to provide bail and surety, because if she fled, he likely would too.