Arrested Huawei CFO Asks To Be Released On Bail, Willing To Take 24/7 Surveillance

Dhir Acharya - Dec 12, 2018


Arrested Huawei CFO Asks To Be Released On Bail, Willing To Take 24/7 Surveillance

On a Monday court, Meng Wanzhou requested that she be released under certain conditions like 24-hour surveillance and wearing a tracking device.

According to reports, this week, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou told a Canadian court that she will wear a tracking device and have a team supervise her 24/7 for whom she will pay with her own money if she’s granted a bail.

On Monday, Huawei’s chief financial officer showed up in court. While the court was supposed to finalize on whether to extradite her to the US, Meng Wanzhou, on the contrast, wanted to be released on bail.

meng wanzhou huawei cfo bail hearing

Earlier this month, Huawei’s CFO was arrested in the City of Vancouver, Canada because there was a suspicion that she was hiding ties between Skycom and Huawei to do business in Iran.

Meng Wanzhou, 46 years old, is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei – aka the founder of Huawei. In a report from Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency said that this arrest has outraged Chinese officials and spurred strong protests from them. Chinese officials called Meng’s arrest unreasonable and vile, along with warnings of “grave consequences” if Meng’s not released.

The arrest, on the other hand, threatens to rise tensions between China and the US, which is related to the current trade war.

Meng and her lawyers have relied on her family’s connections as the assurance that she will not leave the country as long as the court releases her on bail. In Vancouver, Huawei CFO’s family has two houses with the total worth of multi-million dollars, which she will readily use as collateral.

Meng Wanzhou house Canada

One of Meng's family's houses in Canada

As reported by The Washington Post, Meng’s lawyers made a proposal on the backup security plan which she is willing to follow as long as the court lets her go on bail. The conditions for this release include monitoring her with a surveillance team as well as making sure she stays in the country and having a tracking device worn on her.

Also, Meng’s team argued that Meng is not capable of escaping the country due to her health problems. They said she was suffering from cancer, causing her to rely on daily medicine and have difficulty swallowing food. Her health can get worse if she maintains detained, lawyers stressed.

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