Two Canadians Jailed In China Since 2018 For ‘Spying’ Are Released After Huawei CFO Resolves US Charges And Is Released By Canada To Fly Back To China

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Daily Mail: Two Canadians jailed in China since 2018 for ‘spying’ are FREED and on their way home after DOJ reaches deal with China to allow Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou to return home from Canada 

* Two Canadian men – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – on are their way home, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Friday night 

* They were arrested in China in December 2018 on espionage charges just nine days after Canada authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the U.S. 

* Meng was arrested in Vancouver International Airport and wanted by the United States for fraud and accused of lying about her dealings with Iran 

* Meng is heir apparent to the Huawei communications empire 

* Attending the trial virtually from her house arrest, Meng came to the agreement with DOJ prosecutors Friday that ends the years-long, multi-country standoff 

* That agreement set off a chain of events that included the release of the Canadian men and allowed Meng to return to China 

* In the agreement, Meng agreed to a ‘statement of facts’ admitting that she knowingly made false statements and misled US bank HSBC 

* The DOJ said it is still continuing to prepare for trial against Huawei 

Two Canadians jailed in China since 2018 were freed after the U.S. Department of Justice reached a deal with China and an imprisoned Chinese communications executive. 

The two Canadian men – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – on are their way home, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Friday night. 

This puts an end to a three-year, multi-country standoff that started late 2018 when Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou – Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer – at the Vancouver International Airport on behalf of the U.S.  

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WNU Editor: China detaining these two innocent Canadians sets a dangerous precedent. Beijing will use this tactic again in the future if they feel a Chinese national has been detained unjustly and/or is part of China’s establishment.

More News On Two Canadians Jailed In China Since 2018 For ‘Spying’ Are Released After Huawei CFO Resolves US Charges  

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou flies back to China after deal with US — BBC
 

Huawei executive Meng leaves Canada after US deal — DW
 

Meng Wanzhou flies back to China after deal with US prosecutors – reports — The Guardian
 

Canadians released after Huawei CFO resolves US charges — AP 

China releases detained Canadians Kovrig, Spavor after extradition against Meng Wanzhou dropped — CTV News
 

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, detained in China almost 3 years, now on plane home — CBC News

Canadian PM Trudeau says detained citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have left China –– The Guardian

Two Canadians imprisoned by China have been released, Prime Minister Trudeau says — CNN
 

Meng Wanzhou and the two Michaels: a timeline — The Guardian/AFP