Was Huawei Exec Illegal Arrest Designed to Sabotage Trump's Trade Talks?
Legal principles here involving Ms Meng Wanzhou are the following:
(1) 'Lex injusta non est lex' - 'An unjust law is no law at all', a legal principle going back at least to the 4th-5th century Christian Augustine. The alleged 'crimes' of Bobby Fischer and Meng Wanzhou are not viewed as 'crimes' by most of the world's peoples.
(2) The "general principle in international law that one state cannot take measures on the territory of another state by means of enforcement of national laws without the consent of the latter", along with "non-interference in the internal affairs of states" and the "political independence of any state" per the United Nations charter.
(3) The principle against 'selective, arbitrary, and political prosecutions'. There has apparently never previously been a case, where the USA requested a 3rd country to arrest and jail a foreign citizen, for violating a USA sanctions law. There have been charges against companies with monetary fines and settlements the USA extorted, but apparently never an arrest or extradition request. The criminal indictment of Bobby Fischer was egregious enough, but he was a USA citizen, so the USA was at least trying to enforce laws against its own.
And God knows there are endless crimes in the USA which are not prosecuted, because the criminals have superb political connections, so the USA prosecutors avoid fulfilling their legal obligation to present the evidence of crime to a grand jury, when the criminals have political clout that the victim lacks.
(4) The 'proportionality of law', which demands that penalty for any said 'crime' needs to be proportionate to the offence, and not draconian, 'cruel and unusual', per the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Canada and Trudeau have intentionally jailed Ms Meng with the expectation of shipping her off to perhaps life in prison (multiple 30-year prison terms), for activity that harmed no one and which most people in the world do not find unethical.
Chinese lady Ms Meng Wanzhou is accused of 'bank fraud' but this is a misnomer, as it is not the defrauding of a bank or client of its funds, but rather fibbing about bank activity as being un-related to the sanctions, in other words a fib to suit the reality that most Chinese and most people in the world do not consider commerce with Iran to be illegal or unethical. Just like fibbing about the whisky a Canadian drove into the USA in 1931, or fibbing about having given a USA citizen Fidel Castro's favourite Cohiba Corona Especial cigar.
There is a further aspect here, that the sadistic arrest of Ms Meng, a clear political act, was also designed as a total international humiliation of President Donald Trump, who was apparently uninformed by his Deep State tormenters filling the government around him, although, very bizarrely, Canada's premier Justin Trudeau did know about it. As one extreme-right commenter put it:
"Kidnapping this woman is a dastardly, devious act that in the current world climate can only be viewed as an attack on Trump's attempts to negotiate a trade deal with China. ... This is the people who actually run the [USA] government once again announcing to the world that Trump does not run the government. And of course, Trump doesn't want to come out and say "Actually, I don't even run my own government, sorry," so instead he's forced to just go along with this stuff." (Andrew Anglin)
President Donald Trump is being degraded before China, before the world, and before his own supporters, as an 'empty suit' who cannot even save one elegant woman, the daughter of a fellow billionaire, from an unjust jailing. It is a similar shame for Canada's Justin Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau needs to put aside his pink pull-over and pussyhat, man up as a Canadian gentleman, and have the Mounties ride out to that Canadian jail, release Ms Wanzhou Meng, and let her go home to her family.