US Ambassador: Arrests of Canadians in China Unacceptable

Posted on February 9, 2019 5:31 pm

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The U.S. ambassador to Canada said Saturday that her country was “deeply concerned” about China’s “unlawful” detention of two Canadians.    Ambassador Kelly Craft said in a statement to The Associated Press the arrests of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor were “unacceptable” and urged China to end the arbitrary detentions. They were her first public comments on the cases.     China detained the two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities.    Meng is the chief financial officer of the Chinese