NEW YORK (AP) — Two Canadians detained in China have been released from prison.
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, announced their release on Friday night. This was hours after the U.S. Justice Department settled criminal charges against a Huawei top executive.
Canadians Michael Kovrig (Canada) and Michael Spavor (China) were detained in China after Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, was arrested by Canada in response to an extradition request from the United States.
The deal with Meng requires that the Justice Department dismiss fraud charges by late next year.
Kovrig and Spavor have spent more than 1,000 days in prison