Ex-Peru President to Remain Jailed Pending Extradition in Bribery Case

Despite testimony that he is at “grave risk” of mental and physical decline in a semi-isolated jail unit, a federal judge on Wednesday refused to release a former Peruvian president on house arrest pending his potential extradition on corruption charges.

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Expert to Judge: Confinement Puts Ex-Peru President at ‘Grave Risk’

Despite testimony that an ex-Peruvian president’s detention at a Bay Area jail puts him at “grave risk” of mental and physical decline, a federal prosecutor argued Wednesday the defendant enjoys many privileges and should stay in jail pending his potential extradition.

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Lying to Bank Is Fraud in Canada, Prosecutors Say of Huawei Exec Facing Extradition

Canadian prosecutors said Wednesday that fraud, not U.S. sanctions, is at the heart of the extradition case against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, urging a judge to only consider the potential “Canadian criminality” of the offense when determining if she should be handed over to the United States.

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Facing Extradition, Huawei Exec Says US Charges Not Crimes in Canada

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s defense lawyers told a judge in British Columbia on Tuesday that the Canadian government is wrongfully relying on U.S. sanctions law and misapplying domestic fraud laws in its effort to extradite the Chinese telecom executive to the United States.

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