A court in China has convicted a Canadian businessperson – Micheal Spavor – of espionage and sentenced him to 11 years in prison. Spavor has been detained since 2018, after being arrested with fellow Canadian ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig. The court decision was covered by almost every news agency and has been on the agenda for a while.
Canada calls Chinese court verdict ‘absolutely unacceptable and unjust’
Canadian foreign minister ‘expresses firm opposition to this cruel and inhumane punishment’