(From the left) Paul Spavor, Michael Spavor’s brother, Vina Nadjibulla, Michael Kovrig’s wife, and Ariana Botha, Kovrig’s sister, thank supporters after a march to mark 1,000 days since the two men were arrested in China, during a protest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 5. Photo: Reuters (From the left) Paul Spavor, Michael Spavor’s brother, Vina Nadjibulla, Michael Kovrig’s wife, and Ariana Botha, Kovrig’s sister, thank supporters after a march to mark 1,000 days since the two men were arrested in China, during a protest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 5. Photo: Reuters
(From the left) Paul Spavor, Michael Spavor’s brother, Vina Nadjibulla, Michael Kovrig’s wife, and Ariana Botha, Kovrig’s sister, thank supporters after a march to mark 1,000 days since the two men were arrested in China, during a protest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 5. Photo: Reuters
Richard Desjardins
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Desjardins

Route to free the two Michaels from Chinese prison can be found in Canada’s extradition law

  • As Canadians mark the passing of the 1,000th day in detention for Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, the Trudeau government’s pledge to do its best to secure their freedom rings hollow
  • Ottawa ignored the solid legal case for releasing China’s Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada following a US warrant for extradition

(From the left) Paul Spavor, Michael Spavor’s brother, Vina Nadjibulla, Michael Kovrig’s wife, and Ariana Botha, Kovrig’s sister, thank supporters after a march to mark 1,000 days since the two men were arrested in China, during a protest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 5. Photo: Reuters (From the left) Paul Spavor, Michael Spavor’s brother, Vina Nadjibulla, Michael Kovrig’s wife, and Ariana Botha, Kovrig’s sister, thank supporters after a march to mark 1,000 days since the two men were arrested in China, during a protest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 5. Photo: Reuters
(From the left) Paul Spavor, Michael Spavor’s brother, Vina Nadjibulla, Michael Kovrig’s wife, and Ariana Botha, Kovrig’s sister, thank supporters after a march to mark 1,000 days since the two men were arrested in China, during a protest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 5. Photo: Reuters
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