Huawei's CFO fights for her freedom as court hearing nears
- 3 months ago
Meng Whanzou, CFO of Chinese telecom Huawei, is expected to be in court today to make a case for her release.
However while Beijing has rubbished the claims and criticized her detention, prosecutors have said that her trust is questionable and have notgranted bail as she waits extradition to the U.S.
Ms. Meng has argued that her being detained has resulted in hypetension and fears for her health and will contest her innocence in the U.S. once she surrenders herself to the relevant authorities where she faces indictments of misleading banks in regards to Huawei's control of an Iran based company.
U.S. authorities have accused Ms. meng of using those banks to move funds outside of Iran whioch breaches several international trade laws.
Ms. Meng is currently being held at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in the Vancouver area.
Her detention has drawn criticism from China calling her detention is “unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature,” and most recently Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, whose thoughts were that this was an example of the U.S. arrogant policy abroad.
Source: Smart Trend Team