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Detained in Canada, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer sues the government for violating constitutional rights

She was detained on December 1, 2018 on suspicion of evading US sanctions.

Detained in December 2018, the Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Meng Wanzhou (Meng Wanzhou) sued the federal government of Canada, the border services agency and the royal horse police. This was reported in The Globe and Mail.

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants committed “serious violations of constitutional rights”. Wanzhou clarified that the border guards searched her “under the guise of a routine border check,” prior to her arrest and lawful execution of her rights. She added that the border guards illegally seized two mobile phones, an iPad, a laptop, and received passwords from them.

The lawsuit alleges that the Canadian Mounted Police and “perhaps representatives of the US Department of Justice” agreed with the border service to “detain, search and interrogate Ms. Meng upon her arrival.”

Wanzhou was detained on December 1, 2018 at the request of the United States in connection with suspicion of evading US trade sanctions against Iran, she is facing extradition to the US She was later released on bail, and China protested and demanded that the order for her extradition be canceled. On March 2, 2019, Canada began the Wanzhou extradition process.

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