[Global Times comprehensive report] according to an indictment filed by the federal court of Washington, D.C., Huawei has filed a lawsuit in the United States, accusing 16 departments of the U.S. government of deliberately delaying the disclosure of several documents related to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, according to an indictment filed by the federal court of Washington, D.C. These documents, including the records of correspondence between various U.S. Departments in connection with the case, as well as the correspondence records between U.S. law enforcement officers and the Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian border service before the arrest in Canada, may prove that there is a political motive behind the arrest of Meng Wanzhou.
Huawei accused Trump’s Government of preventing it from making information disclosure requests to at least 16 government departments and agencies, including the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of justice, the Department of Commerce, the State Department and the Department of homeland security, the report said. Huawei lawyers said there were signs that the United States wanted to “achieve political purposes unrelated to judicial justice” through criminal charges against Huawei and Meng Wanzhou. In addition, Huawei also asked for relevant documents between some government agencies, such as the contact documents between the US Department of homeland security, the Department of justice and the White House, as well as the communication records between some U.S. Departments and the Canadian authorities involved in the investigation or arrest of Meng Wanzhou. The indictment lists a series of purposes that the United States hopes to achieve by arresting and extraditing Meng Wanzhou, including interfering in Huawei’s dominant position in 5g market and increasing its bargaining power in trade negotiations with China. Huawei’s lawyers said the communication records may prove that the basis for the prosecution against Huawei and Meng Wanzhou is unreasonable. At present, the U.S. government departments charged have no response.
Huawei said it had made 12 requests for information disclosure to U.S. government departments a year ago in accordance with its rights under the freedom of Information Act, but received little response, although the law stipulates that “requests for rapid processing should normally be answered within 20 working days.” According to the indictment, the trial of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Canada on the arrest and extradition of Meng Wanzhou was widely reported by the global media, causing unprecedented concern, and further proving that the relevant departments of the United States need to make relevant documents public as soon as possible, “because many problems that may exist in this case, to some extent, reflect the integrity of the government and the public’s confidence.”