Thirteen citizens arrested by China since detention of Huawei executive: Canada

Thirteen citizens arrested by China since detention of Huawei executive: Canada

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 04 Jan 2019, 07:17 pm

Ottawa, Jan 4 (IBNS): Canada has claimed 13 of its citizens have so far been detained since the arrest of Chinese telecom company Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, media reports said.

Eight of 13 people have been released, Canada said while releasing a statement on Thursday.

Wanzhou was arrested on Dec 1 on the request of US authorities.

The US claimed Wanzhou had misled multinational banks over Iran-linked transactions. It also said the CEO had kept the banks in risk of violating US sanctions. 

Wanzhou was also granted a bail.

Days after Chinese telecom company Huawei's executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada, Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat to China, and Michael Spavor, an entrepreneur, were detained on suspicion of posing threats to the security of China. 

Sarah McIver, a teacher, was detained due to a work permit issue related to her teaching job.

Later, Mclever was released and also returned to Canada.

Thirteen citizens arrested by China since detention of Huawei executive: Canada

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