Attorneys for Huawei Technologies' executive Meng Wanzhou filed a lawsuit alleging that the Canadian government, including border officials and national police, improperly searched, detained and questioned Meng in December, according to a statement provided to TheStreet on Sunday.
Meng is accusing the government of "serious breaches of her constitutional rights and seeking damages for misfeasance in public office and false imprisonment" during her detention at Vancouver International Airport on Dec. 1, according to a statement provided to TheStreet by Howard A. Mickelson and Allan L. Doolittle of Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP, litigation counsel for Meng.
Canada Border Services Agency, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Government of Canada are all targets of the suit filed Friday in B.C. Supreme Court.
On the same day, Canadian authorities had begun official proceedings to extradite Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer, from Canada to the U.S.
U.S. prosecutors accuse Meng of deceiving banks over Huawei dealings that potentially violated Iran trade sanctions.