Ottawa has condemned the cases of Michael Spavor (pictured) and Michael Kovrig as “arbitrary detention” and “coercive diplomacy” by China. Spavor’s trial in March lasted less than three hours and Canadian diplomats were denied access. Photo: AP Ottawa has condemned the cases of Michael Spavor (pictured) and Michael Kovrig as “arbitrary detention” and “coercive diplomacy” by China. Spavor’s trial in March lasted less than three hours and Canadian diplomats were denied access. Photo: AP
Ottawa has condemned the cases of Michael Spavor (pictured) and Michael Kovrig as “arbitrary detention” and “coercive diplomacy” by China. Spavor’s trial in March lasted less than three hours and Canadian diplomats were denied access. Photo: AP
Canada

Chinese court sentences Canadian Michael Spavor to 11 years after finding him guilty of spying

  • Businessman found guilty of ‘spying and illegal provision of state secrets abroad’, having faced a closed-door trial in March
  • Top diplomats from 25 countries visited the Canadian embassy in Beijing to show support for Spavor and Canada

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Ottawa has condemned the cases of Michael Spavor (pictured) and Michael Kovrig as “arbitrary detention” and “coercive diplomacy” by China. Spavor’s trial in March lasted less than three hours and Canadian diplomats were denied access. Photo: AP Ottawa has condemned the cases of Michael Spavor (pictured) and Michael Kovrig as “arbitrary detention” and “coercive diplomacy” by China. Spavor’s trial in March lasted less than three hours and Canadian diplomats were denied access. Photo: AP
Ottawa has condemned the cases of Michael Spavor (pictured) and Michael Kovrig as “arbitrary detention” and “coercive diplomacy” by China. Spavor’s trial in March lasted less than three hours and Canadian diplomats were denied access. Photo: AP
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