Canada's Foreign Minister Garnot has strongly accused the Canadian defendant of being sentenced to 11 years in prison for providing state secrets abroad in China, saying that he was not allowed under international law due to an unjust judgment. did.

Canada's Foreign Minister Garnot held a press conference on the 11th after being sentenced to 11 years in prison by a Chinese court for providing state secrets abroad in China by Canadian Michael Spava. ..

In this statement, he said, "Under international law, it is not permissible to make an arbitrary detention in a fake trial with no transparency and to hand down a completely unjustified judgment." I strongly blamed you.

After that, he revealed that he was conducting in-depth discussions with senior officials of allies such as the United States in addition to China in order to release Mr. Spava, but he did not touch on the details of the discussion.

Canadian media reports that Mr. Spava will appeal.

Mr. Spava has been perceived as retaliation by the Chinese side after Meng Wanzhou, vice chairman of Huawei, a major Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer, was detained shortly after being arrested by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States.

Since the decision was issued from the 4th of this month during the final stage of hearing to decide whether to hand over Vice Chairman Meng to the US side, there is a view that the decision at this time is not a coincidence. I am.

US Secretary of State "Not Acceptable at All"

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement on the 11th, saying that Canadian Michael Spava was sentenced to 11 years in prison for providing state secrets abroad in China. He accused China of detention and the ruling. It is totally unacceptable to arbitrarily detain people in order to gain an advantage over foreign governments. "

He called for the immediate release of two Canadian diplomats on leave who were detained at the same time as Mr. Spava, saying, "We seek prompt and unconditional release with the international community."