Canada on Saturday arrested Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's global chief financial officer, in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the U.S. on suspicion she violated U.S. sanctions against Iran.
'Wanzhou Meng was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, a Canadian government spokesperson told The Globe and Mail.
'She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday.
'As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time.
'The ban was sought by Ms. Meng.'
Representatives of Huawei, one of the world's largest makers of telecommunications network equipment, told The New York Times: 'The company has been provided very little information regarding the charges and is not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng.'
According to BBC News reports, Meng is also deputy chairman of the board and the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei.
The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa said Meng's human rights were being violated and demanded her immediate release.
"At the request of the U.S. side, the Canadian side arrested a Chinese citizen not violating any American or Canadian law. The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim," the statement said.