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Polish security arrests Huawei employee for spying

Polish security arrests Huawei employee for spying

Mubasher: The Polish authorities have arrested an employee of Huawei over espionage allegations.

Warsaw’s counterintelligence agency on Tuesday put a Huawei’s sales director and an ex-security agent into custody, according to the local TV broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP).

They will be detained for at least three months, TVP reported.

Officers from Poland’s Internal Security Agency raided Huawei and Orange’s offices and seized various documents.

“Huawei is aware of the situation. We have no comment for the time being,” the giant tech company’s spokesperson said.

Huawei abides by all the polish laws and regulations and requires its employees to act accordingly, they added.

The Chinese company is facing a wave of criticism following the arresting of its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.

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Early in January, Reuters reported that new evidence against Meng was found.

The international news agency said in December that the US president Donald Trump is considering the issuance of an executive order at the beginning of 2019 to prevent local companies from using telecom equipment produced by China’s Huawei and ZTE for espionage allegations.