China has urged the US and Canada to “clarify” the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou.
The daughter of the founder of the Chinese telecoms giant was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and could face extradition to the US.
Details of the arrest have not been released but the US has been investigating Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson told reporters: “The detention without giving any reason violates a person’s human rights.”
“We have made solemn representations to Canada and the US, demanding that both parties immediately clarify the reasons for the detention, and immediately release the detainee to protect the person’s legal rights.”