Lawyers for the RCMP and the Canadian border service agency deny the allegations that their agents searched the phones and electronic devices of Huawei's Meng Wanzhou executive after a border officer has transcribed his passwords.
A joint response presented on Monday to Meng's civil suit says that a border officer asked Meng for his phone numbers and passwords in case he was asked to look for devices for customs or immigration purposes. He says that neither the border officials nor the RCC officials examined their contents.
The RCMP and the US Department of Justice never asked or suggested that border officials pursue a particular line of interrogation before Meng was presented with an American extradition order, his rights were read and arrested at Vancouver airport on December 1st.
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"The plaintiff's accusations that his rental rights have been violated, that the defendants have acted illegally and suffered damage are worthless," he says.
Lawyers could not be reached for Meng on Wednesday. A statement from the Chinese telecommunications giant, Huawei, said it remains confident that the Canadian judicial system will offer Meng the opportunity to receive complete exemption.
None of the charges in the lawsuit has been proven in court.
The US government wants Meng to face criminal charges for charges of violating sanctions against Iran. The United States Department of Justice imposed charges of conspiracy, fraud and obstruction against Huawei and Meng, daughter of the founder of the company Ren Zhengfei.
His extradition process in Vancouver has created growing tensions between Canada and China.
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Meng's civil case was filed with B.C. The Supreme Court complains of "serious violations" of its constitutional rights and accuses the officers of holding and interrogating her for three hours before informing her of her arrest.
The lawsuit alleges that the officials and / or representatives of the US Department of Justice's RCMP have ordered that Canadian border officials delay their service with the arrest warrant "in the guise of normal border control" .
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The lawsuit seeks to obtain compensation for false imprisonment based on multiple alleged bankruptcy of government officials to comply with the law on his detention, search and interrogation at the airport.
According to the joint response, although border officials were alerted by the RCMP regarding the arrest warrant, they examined only Meng and his baggage for immigration and customs purposes.
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The border officials had no authority to immediately carry out the extradition warrant and it was appropriate for the RCMP not to interfere in the customs process, he says.
The answer also says that a three-hour examination by border officials is not uncommon.
After Meng landed, border officials seized two of his cell phones at the request of the RCMP, which requested that they be placed in bags "so that the data cannot be deleted remotely", says the court document.
At no time did any Mountie or representative of the United States Department of Justice "request or suggest that the CBSA pursue a particular (or any) line of questioning with the plaintiff in the course of conducting customs and immigration proceedings".
Meng had indicated to border officials that he planned to leave some items at his Vancouver home during his stop on the way to Mexico. When he entered his statement in a kiosk, it was reported by the border services for a secondary examination due to the extradition request, the answer says.
The border officials found a laptop, a tablet and a USB storage device, which they placed on the counter of the secondary examination area and where they stayed, he says.
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When RCMP entered the room where Meng was staying, they took control of his belongings, including the electronic and the piece of paper containing his phone passwords.
"The RCMP did not receive any information that the CBSA obtained in the course of the applicant's immigration and customs exams in addition to the piece of paper containing the telephone numbers and passwords for the phones," the statement states.
A B.C. The Supreme Court hearing to set dates and address further questions in Meng's extradition hearing is scheduled for Thursday, says the Canadian Justice Department.
Meng is not expected to participate in person.
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