20:01 GMT19 April 2021
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    TORONTO (Sputnik) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday the detention of two Canadian nationals in China on charges of espionage is unacceptable as is the lack of transparency in the legal process against them.

    "Let me be very clear: [Kovrig and Spavor’s] arbitrary detention is completely unacceptable as is the lack of transparency around these court proceedings," Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa.

    The trials of former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor began earlier on Friday in the Chinese city of Dandong, where the Intermediate People's Court did not deliver a verdict in the latter’s case.

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    Meng Wanzhou, trial, Justin Trudeau, China, Canada
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