“We reiterate our demand that China immediately release Mr. Kovrig and Mr. Spavor,” GAC spokesperson Brittany Fletcher said in an emailed statement. ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWCanadian officials previously told the Star Kovrig and Spavor were being held in retaliation for Meng’s arrest. The GAC has made seven visits to Spavor and Kovrig each between December and May, according to their statement to the Star. “China’s understanding of law is clearly different from that in democracies where human rights are of utmost pertinence,” Pathak told the Star in a statement. “At the very least in democracies the charges for arrest have to be clearly communicated within stipulated time periods to the arrested and to their family.” “This clearly has not been the case in the arrest of Mr. Kovrig and Mr. Spavor,” she said.
Source: thestar May 16, 2019 09:41 UTC