Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, has called for China to immediately release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. Photo: Bloomberg

Canada and US demand immediate release of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, held in ‘arbitrary detention’ by China

  • The demand is a sharp escalation, with Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland directly linking the arrests to Canada’s detention of Meng Wanzhou
  • Freeland said Meng was facing a ‘fair, unbiased and transparent legal proceeding’, in contrast to China’s treatment of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig
Topic |   Meng Wanzhou

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Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, has called for China to immediately release Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig. Photo: Bloomberg
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