Michael Kovrig, Michael Spavor return to Canada, Meng Wanzhou lands in China
CA, 26 Sep 2021
Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have landed safely back in Canada after spending more than 1,000 days in detention in China.
The two men arrived in Calgary on Saturday morning and were greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the airport.
Trudeau announced the men had been freed on Friday, hours after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was released from house arrest in Vancouver and allowed to return home to China after securing a deal to drop U.S. charges against her.
Meanwhile, Meng arrived at the airport in Shenzhen, China, her hometown, where a crowd of well-wishers chanted patriotic slogans and held aloft red banners to welcome her return.
Chinese state media welcomed Meng back to the "motherland" on Saturday, but Chinese media kept silent about Kovrig and Spavor.
Meng was arrested in December 2018 in Vancouver after a New York court issued an arrest warrant, saying she tried to cover up attempts by Huawei-linked companies to sell equipment to Iran in breach of U.S. sanctions.
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