HUAWEI CFO SUING CANADA, ITS BORDER AGENCY AND POLICE FORCE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


HUAWEI CFO SUING CANADA, ITS BORDER AGENCY AND POLICE FORCE

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA.COM
A Huawei executive is suing the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force, alleging that they arrested, searched and interrogated her before informing her she was under arrest.

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese tech giant, said on Sunday they had filed a notice of civil claim in the British Columbia Supreme Court.

Canada arrested Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei's founder, at the request of the United States on December 1 at Vancouver's international airport.

Meng and Huawei face US charges of conspiring to violate Washington's sanctions on Iran.

The suit said that instead of immediately arresting her, authorities interrogated Meng "under the guise of a routine customs" examination and used the opportunity to "compel her to provide evidence and information".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This, in light of a trade war between the US and China, is a thoroughly lousy thing for the US to have done; the optics are wretched, and has caused nasty blowback against our Canadian supporters as well, with arrests of Canadian officials in China.

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