Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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A jailed Chinese technology executive is spending another night behind bars in Vancouver after her bail hearing was adjourned for a second day.

Proceedings will resume Tuesday for Meng Wanzhou (MUNG' wan-JOH'), the chief financial officer of telecom giant Huawei (WHA'-way).

The prosecutor urged the judge to reject Meng's bail request, noting the daughter of Huawei's founder has vast resources and a strong incentive to flee.

She was detained during a layover in Vancouver on December 1st at the request of the U-S, which wants her extradited to face fraud charges that could land her 30 years in prison.(1)



Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr is looking to get some of his bail conditions changed.

He is asking for a Canadian passport so he can travel to Saudi Arabia for a Muslim pilgrimage, and he wants phone or Skype contact with his sister.

The 32-year-old Khadr will return to Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton on Thursday to apply for changes to his bail conditions in place while he appeals war-crime convictions by a U-S military commission.

Khadr spent years in U-S detention at a Cuban prison after he was accused at age 15 of tossing a grenade that killed a special-forces soldier in Afghanistan in 2002. (1)



The father of a slain eight-year-old Woodstock, Ontario girl is furious after learning the other person convicted in his daughter's 2009 kidnapping, sexual assault and murder has been moved from a maximum-security prison to a medium-security one.

Rodney Stafford is demanding an immediate overhaul of the Correctional Service after he found out Monday -- and only because he'd requested it -- that killer Michael Rafferty was transferred last March.

The revelation comes just weeks after Rafferty's accomplice Terri-Lynne McClintic was moved back to prison from an Indigenous healing lodge following a public outcry over her unannounced move to cushier digs. …

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