Canadian authorities have arrested Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng on behalf of U.S. legislation enforcement officers. The Globe and Mail studies that Meng is at present being extradited to the U.S. on the suspicion she violated sanctions in opposition to Iran. She was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, with a court docket listening to set for December 7.
In a press release to the publication, Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod stated:
She is looked for extradition by the United States, and a bail listening to has been set for Friday. As there’s a publication ban in impact, we can not present any additional element presently. The ban was sought by Ms. Meng.
For its half, Huawei has denied any wrongdoing and acknowledged that the court docket will attain a “simply conclusion.” In a press release to Engadget, Huawei stated:
Recently, our company CFO, Ms. Meng Wanzhou, was provisionally detained by the Canadian Authorities on behalf of the United States of America, which seeks the extradition of Ms. Meng Wanzhou to face unspecified fees within the Eastern District of New York, when she was transferring flights in Canada.
The firm has been supplied little or no data relating to the costs and isn’t conscious of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng. The firm believes the Canadian and US authorized methods will in the end attain a simply conclusion.
Huawei complies with all relevant legal guidelines and laws the place it operates, together with relevant export management and sanction legal guidelines and laws of the UN, US and EU.
Meng is likely one of the vice-chairs of Huawei’s board and the daughter of firm founder Ren Zhengfei. Her arrest and extradition additional exacerbates relations between China and the U.S., with the Chinese embassy stating it can “take all measures to resolutely shield the reliable rights and pursuits of Chinese residents.”