October 26, 2021

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The United States celebrated the release of Canadians arbitrarily detained under Chinese rule

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (EFE / Kenzo Tripillard / Pool)

The U.S. government praised Beijing’s decision this Saturday Free Canadians Michael Spear and Michael GowrickAccording to Washington, Meng Wanzhou, Hawaii’s chief financial officer, has been arbitrarily detained in China since December 2018 in retaliation for his arrest in Canada.

The US Secretary of State said: Anthony Blink, In a statement released after the release of two Canadians.

The U.S. government welcomes the decision of the authorities of the People’s Republic of China after the arbitrary detention of Canadian citizens Michael Spover and Michael Gowrick for more than two and a half years.Blinken said in a brief statement.

We’re glad you returned home in CanadaHe added.

“Two Michaels” convicted of spying in China are released Hours after Meng was released in Canada After reaching an agreement with the US government accusing him of bank fraud in order to avoid sanctions imposed on Iran by Washington.

Michael Spear and Michael Gowrick arrested in China (REUTERS / Lindsey Wasson / Archive)
Michael Spear and Michael Gowrick arrested in China (REUTERS / Lindsey Wasson / Archive)

At the same time as the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, A businessman who specializes in trade with North Korea, has revealed the release of Spower and retired diplomat Gowrik. Canadian public broadcaster Meng said he left the country on a private plane.

Meng, who has been out on bail in Vancouver since December 2018, has been living with his family in one of the two mansions he owns in the Canadian city. Released this Friday After signing an order halting the proceedings presided over by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (Canada).

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Previously, Meng and Hawaii have reached an adjourned lawsuit with the US judiciary.The handover process, which began in Canada in 2018, has automatically stalled.

The publication of Meng, Spear and Gowrik puts an end to the most serious diplomatic crisis in the history of relations between Canada and China.

(With information from EFE)

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