Canada ready to pay settlements to two men imprisoned in China in 2018, says report

Canada ready to pay settlements to two men imprisoned in China in 2018, says report
Canada ready to pay settlements to two men imprisoned in China in 2018, says report

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Federal lawyers are in compensation talks with the two men, who were detained in 2018, and are hoping to conclude financial settlements early in the new year, the media outlet said, adding that Canada was concerned by a potential lawsuit from Spavor that could put a spotlight on a government security reporting program. ― AFP pic

OTTAWA, Dec 26 — Canada’s government is willing to sign off on multimillion-dollar settlement packages for Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig to compensate them for the near three years they were incarcerated in Chinese prisons, the Globe and Mail reported today, citing government sources.

Federal lawyers are in compensation talks with the two men, who were detained in 2018, and are hoping to conclude financial settlements early in the new year, the media outlet said, adding that Canada was concerned by a potential lawsuit from Spavor that could put a spotlight on a government security reporting program.

The Canadian government has offered around C$3 million (RM10.5 million) to each but Spavor’s lawyer sought C$10.5 million, alleging gross negligence on how Ottawa handled security reporting operations in China, the report added.

The Globe and Mail said the government was not prepared to offer C$10.5 million and that it was going to make the same offer to both men.

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The government did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The two Canadian men could not immediately be reached.

Spavor and Kovrig were taken into custody in China shortly after Canadian police detained Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, on a US warrant.

China had detained the two Canadian men for more than 1,000 days in a step that was at the center of Ottawa and Washington’s dispute with Beijing. The men were released in 2021 on the same day the US Justice Department dropped its extradition request for Meng and she returned to China.

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Canada and the United States say that the detention of the Canadian men - dubbed by Canadian media as “the two Michaels” in a case followed closely - was illegal and arbitrary, an accusation Beijing denies. — Reuters

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