Info of­fered on ar­rest of Huawei ex­ec­u­tive

The Buffalo News - - CONTINUED FROM THE COVER - – Wash­ing­ton Post

VAN­COU­VER, Bri­tish Columbia – A se­nior Chi­nese tech ex­ec­u­tive faces fraud charges in the United States re­lated to busi­ness deal­ings with Iran, a Cana­dian prose­cu­tor said Fri­day, of­fer­ing the first de­tails of a case that has pum­meled fi­nan­cial mar­kets and raised ques­tions about a cur­rent trade truce be­tween Bei­jing and Wash­ing­ton.

Be­fore a packed court­room in Van­cou­ver, a Cana­dian prose­cu­tor dis­closed that Meng Wanzhou, chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of Huawei Tech­nolo­gies, is wanted by the United States for al­legedly de­ceiv­ing fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Huawei and Sky­Com, a com­pany that is widely be­lieved to have close links to the tech gi­ant. They ar­gued that Meng should be kept in cus­tody pend­ing pos­si­ble ex­tra­di­tion to the U.S. be­cause she is a flight risk.

In China, the gov­ern­ment called for her im­me­di­ate re­lease. “To de­tain some­one with­out giv­ing clear rea­son is an ob­vi­ous vi­o­la­tion of hu­man rights,” said Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China’s For­eign Min­istry.

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