A Canadian judge has granted bail to Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s financial director, on Tuesday, while the Chinese executive awaits the resolution of the extradition petition filed by the United States.
Judge William Ehrcke, of the Supreme Court of the province of British Columbia, determined that Meng, 46 years old and daughter of the founder of Huawei, be released on bail of 10 million Canadian dollars (7.5 million dollars). American dollars).
Meng’s release on bail came a few hours after Chinese authorities detained Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat currently working in China for the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank.
Meng was arrested by the Canadian authorities at the request of the United States on December 1 in Vancouver on her way to Mexico.
The arrest has caused a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China, which had threatened Ottawa with serious consequences should Meng not be released immediately.
For its part, the Canadian Government, although acknowledging that it was warned in advance of the intention to arrest Huawei, has indicated that it has not interfered in the actions of the judicial system .
Meng is accused by the US authorities of fraud to violate the trade sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran , which has been denied by the Chinese directive.