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China urges Canada to release Huawei CFO

ANI  |  Ottawa [Canada] 

Firmly opposing the arrest of Huawei's (CFO) in at the request of the United States, the has urged to release the

"At the request of the US side, the Canadian side arrested a Chinese citizen not violating any American or Canadian law. The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim," quoted a of the Chinese embassy saying in a statement.

The further said that the Chinese side has lodged stern representations with the US and Canadian side and urged them to immediately "correct the wrongdoing and restore the personal freedom of Meng." "We will closely follow the development of the issue and take all measures to resolutely protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens," the added.

Huawei, on Thursday, denied any wrongdoing by its Meng and stated, "The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Meng. The company believes the Canadian and US will ultimately reach a just conclusion. complies with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and EU."

Meng, who has been sought for extradition by the United States, was arrested in on December 1, reported citing spokesperson A bail hearing has been set for Friday.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 12:50 IST