Meng lodges complaint against Canada authorities | 2019-03-05 |

Meng lodges complaint against Canada authorities

4th March, 2019 09:58:15 printer

MONTREAL: Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, has filed suit against Canadian authorities for violating her constitutional rights when she was arrested in Vancouver, her lawyers said Sunday, reports AFP.   

As she suffered “serious breaches of her constitutional rights,” she is “seeking damages for misfeasance in public office and false imprisonment” when detained at Vancouver International Airport on December 1, attorneys Howard Mickelson and Allan Doolittle said in a statement.

The 47-year-old businesswoman was changing planes in Vancouver when she was detained at Washington’s request on suspicion of violating US sanctions on Iran—sparking arrests of Canadians in China that were seen as retaliatory.