Captured in Canada and threatened with extradition to America CFO of Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, has sued the Canadian government. Her constitutional rights were severely violated when she was arrested in December last year, according to the statement published by the American news portal “Politico” on Sunday. Meng also claims damages for “abuse of office” and “deprivation of liberty”.
The Canadian government had agreed in principle on Friday, to handover the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei to the United States. The CFO is accused of bank fraud in connection with sanctions against Iran. The US government demands their extradition.
This Wednesday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia province will deal with the case and hold a hearing on it. The Canadian authorities did not want to comment on Meng’s lawsuit. “We are a constitutional state. Canada is conducting a fair, impartial and transparent process with a view to the arrest of Ms. Meng Wanzhou, “said the spokesman for the Ministry of Public Security, Scott Bardsley.