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U.S. Officials Free Meng Wanzhou

• https://www.fff.org by Jacob G. Hornberger

Upon her return to China, Meng was given a hero's welcome. According to CNN, "tens of millions of people tuned in to watch state media's online livestream of her arrival." The Communist Party's People's Daily hailed Meng's return as "a major victory of the Chinese people."

And there is no question but that Meng and China ended up victorious in this fight. Meng's release without a guilty plea and a conviction constitutes an implicit acknowledgement that U.S. officials should never have brought the prosecution in the first place. They took three years out of this person's life, not to mention saddling American taxpayers with an idiotic and ultimately failed extradition attempt.

Meng's purported crime? That she and her company Huawei had violated U.S. sanctions on Iran!


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