Michael Spaver is reportedly seeking millions of dollars from Ottawa for being detained in China for more than 1,000 days. Globe and Email.
Two confidential sources confirmed to the daily that negotiations between Michael Spaver’s lawyers and the Canadian ministries of justice and foreign affairs are underway in Toronto.
This man allegedly gave information about North Korea to Michael Kovrik, who then told Mr. Spawer was sent to intelligence agencies without his knowledge, this English-speaking media outlet notes.
Radio-Canada could not confirm this information.
Global Affairs Canada, however, responded that promoting the idea fueled Beijing’s baseless theory that led to their detention.
In an emailed statement, the ministry reiterated the detention of the two men
Arbitrary and unacceptable.
These two men went through an incredibly difficult ordeal and demonstrated strength, perseverance, resilience and dignity every day of their arbitrary detention. They inspired all of Canada, and as a country we breathed a collective sigh of relief when they came home.Read more in this message.
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Crowds cheered Meng Wanzhou as he returned to China on the tarmac of Shenzhen International Airport. (archive photo)
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In December 2018, the two Canadians found themselves at the center of a diplomatic-judicial saga following the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the finance director of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, at the request of US authorities.
The daughter of the founder of this Chinese telecommunications company has been accused of lying to avoid US sanctions against Iran, a crime punishable by more than 30 years in prison in the US.
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