China formally arrests Kovrig and Spavor, accuses them of spying - News Summed Up

China formally arrests Kovrig and Spavor, accuses them of spying


Businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were picked up separately in December, shortly after Canada arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. China has repeatedly demanded Meng be released, and has reacted angrily to extradition proceedings against her in a Canadian court. He didn't say when the men will be formally charged, just that they had recently been arrested. China hoped Canada "will not make irresponsible remarks" about China's law enforcement and judicial proceedings, Lu added. "We reiterate our demand that China immediately release Mr. Kovrig and Mr. Spavor," a GAC spokesperson said.


Source: CBC News May 16, 2019 09:42 UTC



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