Huawei employee wrongfully jailed for 251 days

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    Huawei is facing backlash after a former employee was wrongfully detained for eight months in China.

    Li Hongyuan, who worked for Huawei for 13 years, was arrested over charges of extortion in January, after the company accused him of blackmail.

    But prosecutors freed Mr Hongyuan in August, after finding insufficient evidence to back Huawei's claim.

    And the government has awarded him 107,522 yuan (£11,686) in compensation for being wrongfully jailed.

    Before leaving Huawei, in March 2018, Mr Hongyuan says, he negotiated an exit package.

    Two months later, a Huawei employee deposited 304,742 yuan (£32,951) into Mr Hongyuan's personal bank account, which Mr Hongyuan told Chinese media outlets had been an end-of-year bonus he had been promised.

    Huawei then reported him to the police, who claimed the money transfer had been made in response to his alleged attempt to extort money from the company.

    Mr Hongyuan was taken into custody in December 2018 and formally arrested in January.
    Source: bbc

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