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Poland arrests Huawei exec on spying allegations



(MENAFN - Asia Times)

Another Huawei executive has been arrested, this time in Poland on espionage charges, following the high-profile arrest of the company's chief financial officer on bank fraud charges in Canada last month.

Unlike the case of CFO Meng Wanzhou - who is in Vancouver awaiting a hearing on her possible extradition to the US - Poland says it is not alleging the company of any wrongdoing and the investigation is limited to the individuals involved, including Huawei employee Wang Weijing.

Wang is currently a sales director for Huawei in Poland, having previously served as a PR director for the firm and working earlier in China's consulate in Gdansk, according to his LinkedIn profile .

Former Polish intelligence agent, identified as Piotr D by state television network TVP, was also arrested in connection with the charges of spying on behalf of the People's Republic of China.

According to TVP , the country's counterintelligence agency conducted raids on both individuals' houses on Tuesday morning. Counterintelligence officers also collected physical documents and electronic data from the local offices of Huawei and telecom provider Orange.

The Polish government later clarified to TVP that prosecutors are not accusing Huawei of spying.

'This specific investigation concerns two people. A separate issue is that of threats in the telecommunications industry. These are two separate issues' Stanislaw Zaryn, a spokesman for Poland's special services said.

A representative from Huawei said the company 'is aware of the situation and is looking into it."

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Poland arrests Huawei exec on spying allegations

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