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Politics played no role in Huawei exec's arrest: Trudeau

AFP  |  Montreal 

Canadian Justin said Thursday that played no part in the arrest of a top of Chinese Huawei, who was detained on a US request.

"I can assure everyone that we are a country (with) an independent judiciary," told a tech conference in "And they took this decision without any political involvement or interference."

The declined to comment further on the case, citing a court-ordered publication ban sought by Meng Wanzhou, arrested at the request of US authorities as she was changing planes in

Earlier, also stressed that agencies "work independently" of the government.

"We have a good judicial process in regards to the next steps. It'll take it's course," he added, dismissing concerns of a row with over the arrest.

Canada's cyber security chief, however, said was prepared for any possible retaliatory cyber attacks over the arrest.

"I think one of the key things is that we always have to be resilient no matter what the possible trigger could be," Scott Jones, of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, told a press conference.

Jones happened to be presenting his office's first report on cyber security threats assessment.

is scheduled to appear in court on Friday for a bail hearing.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 14:05 IST