TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Huawei employees who agreed to blow whistle on their company ended up jailed or missing, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report on Thursday.
Citing another report, the Liberty Times report said Lin Xi (林夕) was Huawei’s former product manager for North Africa, and he established a WeChat group to fight for the rights of some of his former colleagues who were either fired by Huawei or could not renew their contracts with the company.
Lin revealed that two Huawei employees who had talked about Huawei’s age discrimination, tax evasion, and business dealings with Iran on the WeChat group “were disappeared” after they agreed to talk to news media about their company’s wrongdoing, the report said.
Lin said they both had turned off their cell phones and didn’t return messages on WeChat, according to the report.
On Dec. 21, Lin came into contact with the wife of one of the two Huawei employees and learned that her husband had been jailed in Shenzhen, the report said. As for the other employee, Lin said he couldn't get hold of him and was worried about whether he had been jailed or kidnaped, according to the report.