Michael Spavor trial in China ends without a verdict

Michael Spavor trial in China ends without a verdict

The trial for Michael Spavor, one of two Canadians detained in China, took place behind closed doors and ended without a verdict after just two hours, according to multiple local reports Friday.

Canadian officials were barred from attending the trial in the Chinese city of Dandong, where Spavor was being tried on espionage charges after two years in detention.

Officials will also be barred from attending the upcoming trial of Michael Kovrig, a second Canadian who has been held on the same charges, Global Affair Canada confirmed.

A spokesperson for the Canadian government said it remains “deeply troubled” by the lack of transparency in the proceedings. Global News’ Abigail Bimman joins Antony Robart with the details.

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