Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou wrote a letter on May 9 to Huawei employees, thanking them for their support following her arrest. The letter is her first public comment since she was detained last December.
Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou appeared on May 8 in a Canadian court for a pre-extradition hearing on financial fraud charges linked to Iran sanctions violations. The trial was ordered to set a timetable for Meng’s upcoming extradition hearing, and her lawyers appealed for stay of proceedings based on three arguments.
The United States filed charges against China’s telecom giant Huawei with allegations of stealing trade secrets from an American rival and committing bank fraud in violation of the sanctions against Iran on Jan. 28.
On Jan. 22, according to Canadian newspaper the Globe and Mail, the United States will proceed with the formal extradition of Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, from Canada, which is expected to add more tension to the matter.
Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei and father of Meng, stepped into the spotlight on Jan. 17 to shed light on the recent turn of events involving the Chinese tech giant.