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Chinese detention of Canadians unites experts from 19 countries in call for their release

S.China Morning Post Monday, 21 January 2019
A group of 143 scholars and former diplomats have signed an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping demanding the release of two Canadian citizens amid an intensifying diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa. The open letter, signed by 116 scholars and 27 former diplomats from a total of 19 countries, called for the release of former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, who have been detained for six weeks since December 10. Both men were accused of “activities...

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