tirsdag 8. januar 2019

Canadian men detained in China unaware of what charges they may face

Two Canadian men detained in China have still not been told what charges they may face, Canadian legislators said after meetings with Chinese officials on Monday. Ottawa is demanding China immediately free Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who were picked up after Canadian authorities arrested a senior Chinese executive on a US arrest warrant in early December.

Senator Joseph Day, one of the Canadian legislators, said the group had reiterated the government’s concerns in what he called a very frank meeting with Chinese officials in Shanghai. “The gist of the message is that the executive branch of Canada has asked for their immediate release,” Day told the CBC after the encounter.