Canada Criticizes Michael Spavor’s Imprisonment in China “Unacceptable and Unfair”

Canada criticizes China’s imprisonment of Michael Spaffer as “unacceptable and unfair” Canada on Wednesday criticized China for sentenced businessman Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison for espionage and called for his immediate release. Mr. Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were arrested in 2018, which Canada described as chostage diplomacy. Shortly before his arrest in China, Canada arrested Huaweis CEO Meng Wangzhou at Vancouver Airport under a US arrest warrant, which accused the Chinese telecommunications company of violating the law. Iran sanctions. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is currently under trial. If convicted, she will face the issue of being extradited to the United States. A verdict is expected in the next few weeks. The day before Spavor was sentenced to 11 years in prison, another Chinese court upheld the death penalty for a Canadian accused of drug smuggling. This is another case in which Canadian officials found a connection to Ms. Meng. Robert Schellenberg was arrested in 2014 and later sentenced to 15 years in prison. In early 2019, shortly after Meng Wanzhou’s arrest, the sentence was changed to death.