Huawei manager Meng Wanzhou and the US judiciary reach an agreement

Dhe long-running US case against Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is to be settled with an agreement with the US Department of Justice. The sides agreed the deal on Friday in court in New York. Meng has been stuck in Canada since the end of 2018. The US authorities now want to withdraw the application for extradition to the USA. The deal could pave the way for Meng to return to China.

Prosecutors said that the proceedings will initially be put on hold and later discontinued if Meng adheres to the terms of the agreement. Meng undertook on Friday, among other things, not to contradict the representation of individual facts by the US side. You are in a multi-page “fact-finding” that was initially not made public. Before that, Meng declared himself innocent again in court. The deadline for which the proceedings will be suspended runs until December 1, 2022, it said at the hearing.

The Huawei CFO and daughter of the company’s founder Ren Zhengfei was arrested in December 2018 at the instigation of the American authorities in Vancouver, Canada. America’s government accused her, among other things, of circumventing sanctions against Iran.

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Meng defends himself in the lengthy process against extradition to the USA. She had always protested her innocence and accused the authorities of violating her rights when she was arrested. She also declared herself innocent in court on Friday.



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