fredag 4. desember 2020

Possible deal for arrested Huawei finance chief

The US Department of Justice is discussing a possible deal with Huawei’s finance chief Meng Wanzhou, according to reports. The deal would reportedly let Ms Meng return to China from Canada, where she was arrested in 2018. She would be required to admit wrongdoing in the case, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the possible deal.

Ms Meng faces US charges over alleged violations of sanctions on Iran. Bank fraud charges are for allegedly misleading HSBC in a way which might lead to it break US sanctions on Iran. This week marks two years since Ms Meng was arrested on a US warrant while she was changing planes in Vancouver. Since then, she has been fighting extradition to the US to face trial. She is currently on bail and not allowed to leave Vancouver, where she has a home.