Huawei financial director detained in Canada requests bail for health reasons

Huawei’s financial director, Meng Wanzhou, is seeking bail after being arrested on December 1 in Vancouver at the request of the United States, on charges of hiding Huawei ties with an Iranian company.

The argument is that the Chinese company is violating Washington’s international sanctions.

However, China criticized her arrest and demanded her immediate release, as the arrest affected world markets, as investors feared it could ruin attempts to reduce trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Meng was taken to a hospital to be assisted for the hypertension she suffered, for which she alleged that health condition as a factor to request her bail.

Her family also requested permission to remain in Vancouver if she is released on bail, according to court documents.

If extradited to the United States, Meng would face charges of conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions, according to allegations heard on Friday before a Canadian court, with a maximum sentence of 30 years for each charge.

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