Canada arrests Huawei CFO in Vancouver for extradition to the U.S.

Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng arrested in Vancouver, faces extradition to U.S.

Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng arrested in Vancouver, faces extradition to U.S.

Wanzhou, the deputy chair at the company and the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on 1 December in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities. The ban was sought by Meng, who has a bail hearing Friday.

"As there is a publication ban in effect, we can not provide any further detail at this time", McLeod said. Huawei said it has received "very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng".

Meng is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, and also sits as the deputy chair of the global telco giant.

The statement said that Meng was taken into custody when she was transferring flights in Canada.

Meng Wanzhou's detention comes after American authorities reportedly launched an investigation into suspected Iran sanctions by Huawei, which was already under scrutiny by USA intelligence officials, who deemed the company a national security threat. No other details were available.

The U.S. Justice Department declined to comment.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Justice Department began probing Huawei for potentially violating sanctions that banned the Chinese company from selling equipment to Iran. American prosecutors are seeking to have her moved to the U.S. as it investigates whether the company broke trade sanctions against Iran.

In 2013, Reuters said that Meng served on the board of Skycom Tech, a Hong Kong-based firm that attempted to sell embargoed computer equipment to Iran's Mobile Telecommunication Co, in violation of trade sanctions.

Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng arrested in Vancouver, faces extradition to U.S.

Meng Wanzhou 'was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, ' a statement says.

Since at least 2016, US authorities have been reviewing Huawei's alleged shipping of USA -origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of US export and sanctions laws. "The company believes the Canadian and US legal system will ultimately reach a just conclusion".

One of Huawei's top executives was arrested in Canada today, but the move was reportedly made at the request of the USA government.

The NPRM had suggested that Universal Service Fund (USF) funding not be spent on "equipment or services from suppliers that pose a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain", with the FCC including direct references to Huawei and ZTE.

According to CNBC, the United Kingdom has also blocked the tech giant from providing key equipment for the development of a 5G network by telecommunications firm BT. And perhaps more importantly, US officials have urged other countries to ban telecom companies from purchasing Huawei equipment.

BT is also removing Huawei equipment from the core of its existing 3G and 4G networks, the BBC reported.

Huawei itself has been increasingly on the rocks with the U.S. for the past year.

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