Meng Wanzhou

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei faces fraud charges in the United States, a Canadian court hearing has revealed.

Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei’s founder, is accused of breaking American sanctions on Iran.

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She was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday and faces extradition to the US.

China has demanded Meng’s release, insisting she has not violated any laws.

On Friday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia was told that Meng had used a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom to evade sanctions on Iran between 2009 and 2014.

The court was told that she had publicly misrepresented Skycom as being a separate company.

The court on Friday adjourned the case until Monday.

Meng’s detention became public knowledge on Wednesday, but details at the time were unclear as she had requested a publication ban. That blackout has now been overturned by the court.

Meng faces up to 30 years in prison in the US if found guilty of the charges, the court heard.