Huawei top woman demands release due to high blood pressure

The arrested CFO of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei asks for her release. In a statement under oath, Meng Wanzhou complains about high blood pressure. She was arrested in the Canadian city of Vancouver at the request of the United States. Washington suspects the 46-year-old Huawei heiress to have circumvented the sanctions against Iran.

On Friday Meng appeared before a judge, who will have to decide on a possible release of the woman. The session is likely to continue today. Meng submitted yesterday a statement of 55 pages in which she asks for her release. For years she suffers from high blood pressure, and after her arrest she has been hospitalized in recent days.

“I still do not feel well and I’m afraid my health will deteriorate further during my confinement,” said the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. She says she already had several health problems. For example, in 2011 she survived thyroid cancer and she has a hard time swallowing solid food.

Flight Risk

At its meeting on Friday the Canadian attorney opposed the release on bail of mixing because of the risk that they flight to China. She rises to thirty years in the United States.

The arrest of Meng led to angry reactions from Beijing. This crisis threatens to jeopardize the recent truce in the trade war between the US and China.

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