A Huawei employee by the name Weijing W. and former Polish high-rank official Piotr D. are both arrested in Poland over spying allegations. Polish Police arrested Weijing W and Piotr D over the allegations that they are both spying for China, public television news channel TVPInfo reported on Friday.
The news of Huawei employee being arrested by the Polish Police has gotten to the Chinese tech company, Huawei. And here is what the tech company have to say:
“We are aware of the situation, and we are looking into it. We have no comment for the time being,” Huawei said in a statement for Reuters.
“Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based,” it added.
However, Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for Poland’s secret services chief, told TVPInfo: “We must now verify the activities aimed against the country and this case is far from closed,” If convicted, they face up to 10 years in jail, he said.
Moreover, Poland is not the only one that has accused Huawei of spying for China. United States has severally accused Huawei of not being entirely free from Beijing manipulation. In December, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada due to alleged violations of US trade sections and is now facing extradition to the United States.
Although Huawei has until now denied any collaboration with the Chinese authorities, but Polish authority has sworn to carry on investigations.