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Huawei CFO arrested, facing extradition to the US

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Huawei's (CFO) is facing to the following her arrest in

Also known as and Cathy Meng, Wanzhou was arrested in on December 1, CNN reported citing

Wanzhou, who is the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, also serves as the of the tech giants' board.

A statement from McLeod stated that Wanzhou "is sought for by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday".

The further stated that the cannot divulge any information related to the case as a granted Wanzhou a publication ban. The prohibited both the police and prosecutors from revealing information about the case.

However, a for said Wanzhou was held by Canadian authorities at the behest of the while transferring flights, adding that the company is unaware of any "wrongdoing" on Wanzhou's behalf.

"The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. 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," the spokesperson said.

In April, had reported that the was probing Huawei for possible violations of US sanctions on

The Chinese tech company, which primarily sells and telecommunication equipment, has been under pressure in a number of countries, including the US, with officials issuing warnings of possible national security risks from Huawei products.

The US suspects the of spying on Americans using Huawei's technology.

In May, the had directed stores close to a military base not to sell made by Huawei and their rivals ZTE, with top officials from the (FBI), (CIA), (NSA) and the telling a in February that from those firms were a security threat to Americans.

However, last month, Huawei had responded to those allegations by saying that their products are trusted in 170 countries and by 46 of the world's 50 biggest telecommunication firms.

"If a government's behavior extends beyond its jurisdiction, such activity should not be encouraged. Huawei firmly believes that our partners and customers will make the right choice based on their own judgment and experience of working with Huawei," the had said.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 07:23 IST