Jailed Huawei workers raised a forbidden subject when they chatted about company's Iran dealings

Huawei has been the target of an intense clampdown by the Trump administration.
Huawei has been the target of an intense clampdown by the Trump administration.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (NYTIMES) - The five men were all locked in disputes with their one-time employer, the Chinese technology giant Huawei. And they had all joined a group on the social app WeChat to organise.

Then, one of them wrote a message to the group that would upend their lives: "I can prove that Huawei sold to Iran."

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