The Chief Financial Officer of Huawei Meng Wanzhou has been subjected to numerous death threats through her mail. Her mails came with bullets too. This occurred while she was still under house arrest in Vancouver, a Canadian court heard on Wednesday.
These happenings were testified by Doug Maynard, the chief operating officer of Lions Gate Risk Management. It is the company which is involved in providing security to Meng Wanzhou. He said that Meng had received about 5-6 letters last year between June-July at her residence. Maynard added that the Vancouver police department was investigating the threats she had received. The workings of the police in the case still remains unclear. Maynard furthur revealed that the letters had ‘markings on them.’
Both the risk management company and Meng’s staff had ascertained the threats after opening the letters she received. Moreover, the identity of the person who sent those letters remains unknown.
Meng Wanzhou’s Ongoing Trial
The United States has alleged that Meng has been dishonest with her company’s business dealings with Iran. She has been allegedly lying about the same to HSBC and many other banks. The US government says that Huawei poses a major threat to its ‘national security.’ Moreover, Huawei has been pulled into the ongoing trade war between the US and China.
It was because of this reason that Meng was arrested in Vancouver, Canada in December 2018. She has been placed under house arrest since then. However, Meng has denied her role in the bank fraud. The Huawei chief and her lawyers are now fighting for her extradition and has been challenging the conditions of her bail. According to the bail conditions, she is forced to wear a GPS anklet wherever she goes and can leave the house between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.
The hearing of her extradition case is expected to wrap up by May this year.