Canada is disappointed by the indictment of two of its citizens of spying in China
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said that the authorities are disappointed with the decision of the Prosecutor's office of the PRC to face charges of espionage two canadian citizens Michael Loaf and Michael Spasaro.
"Of course, we are disappointed with the decision and the next step taken by China in the case of two Michaels," said Trudeau at a press conference.
According to him, the canadian authorities continue to Express dissatisfaction with the detention of Canadians and will seek their release and return to Canada. Trudeau said that Canada will work on this issue not only directly with China, but with allies around the world.
Earlier, Chinese authorities notified the canadian Embassy about the investigation against two of its citizens suspected of undermining the national security of China - Michael Kovriga and Michael Spavor. Both were detained. Media speculated that the arrest of Canadians carried out in retaliation for the arrest of Finance Director of Huawei Meng Wanzhou.
In mid-may, China's foreign Ministry confirmed that two canadian citizens were arrested by the decision of the law enforcement agencies of China on suspicion of intelligence activities and theft of information containing a state secret. On Friday it became known that the Prosecutor's office of China has formally charged a Loaf and Spayware espionage and intelligence activities.