Michael Kovrig is a senior advisor at the International crisis group, a non-governmental conflict prevention organization. A statement from the organisation on Tuesday claimed that the Korvig now is missing, and the suspect in custody in China.
”We are doing everything we can to obtain the additional information about where Michael is, and his immediate and safe release”, they write in the statement.
Justin Trudeau has confirmed that a canadian citizen has been arrested, but did not mention Kovrig at the name.
" What we do know is that as a canadian citizen, apparently, is in difficulties in China. We are so clearly aware of the situation and are very concerned, " says Canada's minister of security Ralph Goodale told reporters in Ottawa.
just over a week ago was arrested Meng Wanzho, the chief financial officer for the for the chinese teknikjätten Huawei and the daughter of the founder, in Canada. Since then, China has protested loudly and called for her release, and analysts have warned of the risk that the country must carry out some form of counter act.
British Columbia a arrow to China because of fears that someone would be arrested to put pressure on the canadian authorities.
" In China, there are no coincidences. Unfortunately, Canada is stuck in the middle of a dispute between China and the united states, and because they can't come to the US is Canada the next target, says Guy Saint-Jacques, canadian ambassador to the AP.
According to Ralph Goodale, however, there is currently no concrete indication that the Kovrigs disappearance must be connected to the Wanzhos case.
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