Huawei CFO allegedly said company has office in Iran

Meng Wanzhou

"The motivation for these misrepresentations stemmed from Huawei's need to move money out of countries that are subject to United States or European Union sanctions - such as Iran, Syria, or Sudan - through the worldwide banking system", the Justice Department said in its request for Canada to arrest Meng as she arrived at Vancouver's airport last December.

She was arrested at the behest of the US, which is seeking her extradition on fraud charges in violation of sanctions with Iran. Ltd. higher-ups in other US airports show a pattern of the American government's "historical abuse of customs and immigration powers" that are similar to the alleged misconduct of the Canadian authorities.

A senior B.C. Supreme Court judge has agreed with what she calls a "somewhat unusual" request to provide documents and a video directly to media ahead of an extradition hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. During her two-hour detention, US officials accessed her deleted files from at least one device before telling her the stop was visa-related and letting her enter the country, the filing alleges.

"It is somewhat unusual to provide the media copies of court material the instant they are filed, even though it will be weeks before the other party responds and the hearing takes place", Holmes says.

The memorandum states a Huawei engineer had his laptops searched and seized several different times between 2013 and 2018 as he entered or exited the US and a year ago the company's chief accountant was searched at an airport as he was leaving that country.

In the days after Meng's arrest, Chinese authorities detained two Canadians on allegations of espionage.

She was also not informed she had the right to a lawyer, the defense claims.


She was taken to the secondary screening area for three hours and her electronic devices were seized.

Meng was detained on December 1 following an extradition request from the U.S.

The documents and video clips submitted by Meng 's defense reiterate the previous claims that the Canadian authorities kept Huawei's chief financial officer in the dark regarding the true reason behind here detention so that evidence can be collected for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

BNP Paribas and Citi both declined to comment when contacted by Yahoo Finance UK.

Their joint response to Ms. Meng's continuing civil claim denied their officers breached her Charter rights or acted unlawfully when they held and questioned her upon her arrival at Vancouver International Airport. Relations between China and Canada have plummeted; Canadian canola and meat products have been subject to trade bans by China.

Instead, three CBSA officers immediately detained Meng when she disembarked the plane while two RCMP officers stood nearby and watched, despite their knowledge of the warrant calling for her "immediate" arrest, the defence says.

Meng's extradition trial is to begin January 20, more than a year after she was taken into custody.

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