the government of Canada confirms a citizen is released and returned to the country, but it does not have comments on some details about the person's identity. According to China's ministry of foreign affairs has the canadian ”administrative punished” for having worked in the country illegally.
the public-service broadcaster CBC has identified the person as the teacher Sarah McIver. She was the third canadian citizen to be detained in China after Canada grabbed the it giant Huawei's cfo Meng Wanzhou. At the same time have canadian authorities said there is no reason to believe that the woman's arrest has any connection to the case with the Huawei-head, reports The Guardian.
On 1 december was arrested Huawei-the founder's daughter Meng Wanzhou in Canada, at the request of the united states. The arrest has been met by loud protests from China and she was later released on bail.
the arrest detained in China, two canadian citizens, the former diplomat Michael Kovrig and north Korea adviser Michael Spavor. The men have been accused of ”harming national security”, which in practice means that they are accused of espionage. The arrest, however, has by many been seen as a response to Canada deprived of their liberty Meng Wanzhou.
Last week urged Canada's minister of foreign affairs Chrystia Freeland China to release the two men, and she mentioned then is not the woman that is now released.
The canadian government has repeatedly said that the detention of Meng Wanzhou was not a political act, but that it was made because the country has an extradition agreement with the united states. According to the u.s. authorities shall, Meng Wanzhou violated the country's sanctions regime in Iran and should therefore be extradited to the united states.
Canadians reported to have been detained in China
China is protesting against the US arrest of Huawei-head
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