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Huawei CFO granted bail in Canada, still facing extradition to the U.S.

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On December 1, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng on behalf of U.S. law enforcement officials. The Globe and Mail (opens in new tab) reported that Meng was to be extradited to the U.S. on the suspicion she violated sanctions against Iran by helping facilitate selling Huawei equipment to the company. She was arrested in Vancouver on December 1. Following a court hearing that concluded on December 11 in Canada, Meng was granted bail.

The bail will release Meng from Canadian custody, at least for now, so that she can live at home (albeit under surveillance) while she awaits her hearing regarding the potential extradition to the U.S. on account of the charges against her that led to her initial arrest.

For its part, Huawei has denied any wrongdoing and stated that the court will reach a "just conclusion." In a statement to Engadget, Huawei said:

Recently, our corporate 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 charges in the Eastern District of New York, when she was transferring flights in Canada.The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng. The company believes the Canadian and US legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion.Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and EU.

Meng is one of the vice-chairs of Huawei's board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei. Her arrest and extradition further exacerbates relations between China and the U.S., with the Chinese embassy stating it will "take all measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens."

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • Sh*t just got real.
  • Canada better extradite her to the U.S and not give into Chinese demands to release her to them!
  • Lol, or what? Given America asked Canada to arrest her... Handing her over to the Americans is obviously going to occur.
  • Screw that Canada should release here right away. Trudope should never have gotten involved with the cheeto messiah's bullshit.
  • Or what? Canada doesn't anything to US
  • Why, though? I still haven't seen an explanation as to what her crime is... Selling tech to Iran isn't illegal unless your own country's laws say so; it just might make you subject to a boykot. Not the same thing as jail time!
  • There are UN sanctions, and if you break US, EU law and you come to our countries or one alliesayiu will be arrested. China can't be a scum bucket and sell to our enemies and expect to keep doing business with the west. That's fine, they want to sell stuff to our enemies, we will arrest you for breaking our laws and stop trading with you. China needs to decide, who's money they rather have.
  • That ain't good at all
  • No it's not...hard to make sense of this stuff.
  • She'll be released in no time at all
  • Five days later and still in crow.
  • Bailed. Even the idiot Donald Trump said he'll get her out if need be
  • Trump is a moron.. and maybe this doesn't have anything to do with Trump. But, he's still a moron.
  • twflys, You are way to nice. He is the lowest form of a sack of **** you can find.
  • Interesting timing.
  • Pretty strange that she's been granted bail... She's clearly a high flight risk... Which is probably exactly why Canada did it. When she violates her bail and flees the country, China get her back and Canada didn't technically go against the wishes of the US. They released her diagonally... Pretty sneaky Canada!
  • They're likely giving in to this:
  • Bail is cool... Lol, she didn't deserve the Kingston Penetentry
  • Great idea by Circus Govt we have.
    Let's kidnap people, based on the laws we just made up and figured it applies to the whole world.
    Imagine Brasil unilaterally comes up with the sanctions - forbidding business with China. Ivanka visits Sweden , gets arrested and waiting extradition. Now, we had actual American govt officials who while serving under Reagan govt in the 80s did business with Iran under imposed sanctions - got caught and convicted (mild sentencing). Not long after, Bush senior brings attorney general and the guy pardons them all. That guy is now nominated by the cretin for Attorney General again.
  • Yes, and while doing that, lets get the spineless sack of **** north of the border to do our dirty work. Trudope is a moran. He's a more educated moron than the sack of **** south of the border but still a moron...
  • Trump just bluntly admitted using this as a tactic for China Trade
  • Yes, Doohsun. Did you expect anything different? Canada should release her right away, apologise to her, her family etc and let her go free. There is no basis other than the orange shitstains false claims regarding Huawei!