Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns, homes in Canada
The Chief Financial Officer CFO of Huawei Meng Wanzhou has argued that she should be released on bail, citing her health concerns and properties she owns in Canada. A thyroid cancer survivor, Meng claims to suffer from severe hypertension and sleep apnea and said, “I am worried about my health deteriorating”. Meng also owns two homes in Vancouver worth around $4.2 million and $12.2 million.
The CFO’s bail hearing resumes Monday in the Canadian city after Friday’s proceedings yielded no result. The 46-year-old mother of four, accused of guiding a global effort to mask violations of sanctions on sales to Iran, has languished in jail since her arrest. It’s an unprecedented effort to hold accountable a senior executive who’s considered part of China’s inner circle — the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. Meng’s lawyers argue their client has no criminal record and doesn’t pose a flight risk.
Meng’s team outlined her health issues in unusual detail. A survivor of thyroid cancer who also suffers from severe hypertension and sleep apnea, she needs daily access to drugs, they said.
“I continue to feel unwell and I am worried about my health deteriorating while I am incarcerated,” she said in a filing. “I currently have difficulty eating solid foods and have had to modify my diet to address those issues. My doctor has for years provided me with daily packages of medications.”