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Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars - court documents

 

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Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS

 

TORONTO (Reuters) - A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released on Sunday showed.

 

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is fighting to be released on bail after she was arrested on Dec. 1 in Canada at the request of the United States.

 

Meng, 46, faces U.S. accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said on Friday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition to the United States.

 

In a sworn affidavit, Meng said she is innocent of the allegations and will contest them at trial in the United States if she is surrendered there.

 

Meng also said she was taken to a hospital for treatment for hypertension after being detained.

 

China has strongly criticized her detention and demanded her immediate release. The arrest has roiled global markets amid worries it could torpedo possible thawing of trade tensions between the United States and China.

 

In a bail application seeking her release pending an extradition hearing, Meng said she has longstanding ties to Vancouver dating back at least 15 years, as well as significant property holdings in the city.

 

Her family also sought leave to remain in Vancouver if she was granted bail, according to the court documents, with her husband saying he plans to bring the couple's daughter to Vancouver to attend school during the trial.

 

(Reporting by Denny Thomas; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and David Gregorio)

 
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A more up to date news site Americans Detained by China

 

The bigger picture could be stories like this - Canadian News Site Trump praises Rodrigo Duterte of the Philipines.

 

Of course China supports all Junta's, theocracies, fascist nations and any nation with poor human rights. 

 

Sadly the current POTUS too, supports many of these. Not the case with past Presidents.

 

It sends the wrong message IMO.

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There is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT, Canada or the USA will be ordered to release this person. 

 

It WILL be done and there will be few IF ANY concessions by China.

 

It would be easier to get the sun to shine at Midnight, in the Big Apple, than there to be ANY OTHER OUTCOME.

 

Every single person reading this thread KNOWS with certainty, that money wins every single time - Rip MR. Jamal Khashoggi

 

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32 minutes ago, Topdoc said:

You guys are missing the point. The heart of the problem is that Huawei Technologies uses a system of encryption that prevents the NSA from intercepting its communications. A number of governments and secret services in the non-Western world have therefore begun to equip themselves exclusively with Huawei technology to protect the confidentiality of their communications, much to the annoyance of the NSA. 

 

Is it for the same reason that lately several governments have removed all Huawei equipment?

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usual US arrogance and impunity.

China shall detain any US and Canadian official or business people who contributed to pollute the world !

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Would expect her blood pressure to go up now that she is caught and likely to serve the rest of her life in prison.

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The Us wants to introduce a measure in Congress that would ban Chinese telecom companies from doing business there. Do that and release the CFO. 

 

Canada does not eat off the same plate as China and the U.S. But with this situation Canada lowers herself to the same level! 

 

It's a bad situation all around.

 

 

 

 

 

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