China Indicts 2 Canadians for Espionage in Apparent Retaliation for Finding Meng Extraditable

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Bruce Zagaris

                On June 19, 2020, China indicted two Canadian nationals on espionage charges, a development Canada says is retaliation for the arrest and processing of the extradition request by the United States against Huawei Technologies Company chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.[1]   The indictment followed 557 days of interrogation and incarceration in places where the lights are kept on day and night.[2]

[1]    Mark Katkov, China Charges 2 Canadians With Espionage in Case Tied to U.S. Prosecution of Huawei, NPR, June 19, 2020.


[2]    Nathan Vanderklippe, China charges Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with espionage, Globe and Mail, June 19, 2020.