Huawei CFO Suing Canada, RCMP and Border Services for ‘False Imprisonment’
After the federal government approved for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s U.S. extradition case to proceed, the Chinese tech company executive on Sunday filed her own lawsuit against Canada, the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
According to the Vancouver Sun:
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou claims no one told her she was being arrested until after she had endured three hours of interrogation and searches by border agents, according to a civil suit filed Friday against the Canadian government, its border agency and the national police force.
Wanzhou is now suing three unnamed Canada Border Services Agency officers, RCMP Const. Winston Yep and the Attorney General of Canada in a civil suit filed Friday in B.C. Supreme Court.
“As the claim speaks for itself and the matter is now before the courts, no further comments are necessary or appropriate at this time,” read a statement shared by Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, which is representing Meng.
Meng’s lawsuit lays claim of ‘false imprisonment’ in her civil suit, which was filed on Friday in B.C. Supreme Court.
The filing explains she was interrogated “under the guise of a routine customs” search and subsequently the examination was used to “compel her to provide evidence and information,” before she was told of being arrested.
Meng was arrested at the Vancouver International Airport back in December, at the request of U.S. authorities, who claim she played a key role in Huawei bypassing U.S. sanctions against Iran.