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Kovrig and Spavor: China set to begin trial of two Canadians

China has announced it will begin trials for the two Canadians it detained in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a telecoms executive. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in December 2018, days after Canada arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States. Canada’s foreign...
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Spavor, Kovrig Trial Soon; Huawei CFO In Court Monday

Canada citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig will face trial for spying against China soon, sources said Friday. Meanwhile, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is set to return to a Canadian court Monday. A source told the Global Times that the Spavor-Kovrig trial was delayed as...

Canada, dozens of allies, declare arbitrary detentions immoral amid Kovrig, Spavor

OTTAWA — Canada and a coalition of 57 other countries offered vocal support Monday for a new international declaration denouncing state-sponsored arbitrary detention of foreign nationals for political purposes. The new declaration was born out of a year of behind-the-scenes diplomacy, spearheaded by former foreign affairs minister François-Philippe Champagne, and...

China agrees to increase consular, family access for Spavor and Kovrig

OTTAWA — Canada has obtained an agreement to allow greater family and consular access for Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, the two Canadians detained for more than two years in China. A spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says the agreement was reached “over the past months.”. Syrine Khoury...