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Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada – BBC News

Court ruling by Meng Wanzhou during her bail in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on December 7, 2018image rights
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The Chief Financial Officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei was released on bail by a Canadian court.

Meng Wanzhou was arrested on December 1 and was handed over to the United States.

A judge in Vancouver left a bail of $ 10 million ($ 6 million, $ 7.4 million). She is monitored 24 hours a day and must wear an electronic ankle.

Ms. Meng, 46, is the daughter of Huawei's founder.

Her detention has angered China and affected its relations with Canada and the United States.

At the three-day Bail hearing in Vancouver, her attorneys tried to provide guarantees that she would not risk flying when she was released. The application was rejected by Canadian prosecutors.

  • The life of the soaring heir of Huawei

Ms. Meng is accused in the US of using a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom to circumvent sanctions against Iran between 2009 and 2014.

The US prosecutors said they misrepresented Skycom as the wrong company and deceived the banks about the true relationships between the two companies.

Ms. Meng has denied any wrongdoing and stated that she will deny the allegations.

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Meng Wanzhou followers gathered in front of the Vancouver court

China has threatened serious consequences unless Canada has released the Huawei Executive.

On Tuesday, it turned out that a former Canadian diplomat had been arrested in China.

Michael Kovrig's current employer, the International Crisis Group, said he works for his immediate release. There is no official word from China about his whereabouts.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada has direct contact with Chinese authorities in this case.

Mr. Kovrig previously worked as a diplomat in Beijing, Hong Kong and at the UN in New York.

Canadian officials said there was no "explicit indication" of a link between Mr. Kovrig's reported detention and the arrest of Ms. Meng.

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