Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained since December of 2018.
Communist China has officially arrested Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the two Canadians who have been detained since December of 2018.
Kovrig and Spavor were detained following the arrest of Meng Wanzhou – the CFO of China’s Huawei.
Notably however, while Wanzhou is living the high life in her two massive Vancouver mansions while out on bail, Kovrig and Spavor have been held in isolation, with almost no access to a lawyer, no access to sun, and are almost certainly being further mistreated by the Communist State.
Now, China has announced their official arrest, claiming they were spying for ‘foreign forces.’
In a statement, a spokesman for the Communist State said “China has taken compulsory measures on the two Canadians in accordance with law and the Chinese procuratorial organ has lawfully approved their arrest. The actions we have taken are entirely law-based. We hope the Canadian side does not make irresponsible remarks on it.”
Of course, “law-based” in China means ‘doing what the Communist Party wants, and China is clearly trying to punish Canada for enforcing our obligations under extradition treaties with the United States.
This is a substantial and disturbing escalation of the fight between Canada and China, and the Canadian government must retaliate with strength and toughness. Otherwise, China will be further emboldened, and more Canadians will suffer.
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