The conviction rate in China’s Communist Party-controlled system is over 99%.
Michael Kovrig & Michael Spavor, the two Canadian Citizens held hostage by Communist China, are set to be put on trial.
Spavor will go on trial Friday, while Kovrig will go on trial Monday.
The conviction rate in China’s judicial system, which is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party and lacks any independence, is over 99%.
In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister marc Garneau said “Our embassy in Beijing has been notified that court hearings for Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are scheduled to take place on March 19 and March 22, respectively. We believe these detentions are arbitrary, and remain deeply troubled by the lack of transparency surrounding these proceedings.”
Notably, Joe Biden & Xi Jinping are expected to meet virtually tomorrow, and the timing of events in China’s system is rarely accidental.
Kovrig & Spavor have been arbitrarily detained for more than two years, something that has been condemned by Canada’s allies.
Their detention is widely seen as a move by China to ruthlessly gain leverage over Canada after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested at the request of the United States.
Of course, while Meng Wanzhou has the full protection of Canadian legal rights and is able to travel between her Vancouver mansions, Kovrig & Spavor have been detained in rough conditions with little access to family and legal counsel.
Since Kovrig & Spavor were arbitrarily detained, Canadian public opinion of China has collapsed to record lows.