A Canadian police officer has testified about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone and laptop be secured so that it could not be “erased remotely.”
Royal Canadian mounted police constable Winston Yep – the first witness to testify in the extradition case – arrested the Chinese telecom giant’s chief financial officer in December 2018 during a stopover in Vancouver.
She is charged with bank fraud related to violations of US sanctions against Iran.
Yep told the British Columbia supreme court he’d received a request to detain Meng the day before her flight from Hong Kong and it had been decided in advance that she would be arrested after disembarking.
The original full article can be found at theguardian.com
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