She was suspected of violating trade sanctions against Iran.

Meng Wanzhou. EPA Photos
Meng Wanzhou. EPA Photos

Canadian authorities have detained the financial director of one of the largest telecommunications companies, Huawei Technologies Meng Wangzhou, The Globe and Mail reported . Huawei confirmed this information.

Wangzhou faces extradition to the United States. According to the source of The Globe and Mail, the daughter of the founder of Huawei is suspected of evading US trade sanctions against Iran.

Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver on December 1, but this became known only now. Pledge hearings are scheduled for December 7th. The Chinese Embassy in Canada called the detention a violation of human rights and demanded the release of the company’s financial director.

The US authorities suggest that Huawei delivered products of American origin to Iran and other countries, thus violating US export laws and sanctions laws. US government officials have banned the use of Huawei technology.