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CanadaChina formally arrests two detained Canadians in case linked to Huawei

14:05  16 may  2019
14:05  16 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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China formally arrests two detained Canadians in case linked to Huawei © LINDSEY WASSON People hold placards calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig outside a court hearing for Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou at the B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver

BEIJING — China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it's believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecom executive.

The move brings the two men, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, closer to trial on vaguely defined state security charges.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told The Associated Press on Thursday that Kovrig and Spavor have been arrested for allegedly stealing state secrets, but gave no other details.

Kovrig is a former Canadian diplomat and expert at the International Crisis Group, and Spavor is a businessman with lengthy experience in North Korea.

Both were arrested on Dec. 10 after Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive with telecom giant Huawei, was arrested in Vancouver on Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities.

The U.S. wants her extradited to face fraud charges.

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Canadian delegation in China this week pushing for release of Spavor and Kovrig.
A Canadian delegation is in China this week pushing for the release of the two Canadian men accused of spying, according to Ottawa's foreign affairs minister. Chrystia Freeland told CBC's Metro Morning on Tuesday that her parliamentary secretary, Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant, and a parliamentary delegation are in China pushing for the freedom of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. "Rob has been raising the case of the detained Canadians. That is really important for the Chinese to be hearing directly from us," she said. "It's a terrible situation and we are very clear that these two men are arbitrarily detained.

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