Senior Huawei executive arrested in Canada

US authorities have been investigating Huawei for violating sanctions, sources have told Reuters. Source: Getty Images Europe

A high-level Huawei executive has been arrested in Canada

The chief financial officer of China's global telecommunications equipment giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, the ministry of justice said Friday.

Meng Wanzhou "was arrested in Vancouver on December 1," a statement said. 

"She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday."

The ministry added it could not provide further details due to a publication ban that was sought by Meng. 

But the Globe and Mail newspaper reported she is facing extradition to the United States on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran. 

Sources previously told Reuters that US authorities had been investigating Huawei for allegedly shipping products to Iran in breach of US sanctions. 

Source AFP - SBS

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