Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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(Huawei-Meng-Court)(Audio:01)

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)

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(Khadr-Bail)

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)

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(Stafford-Rafferty)

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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