Canada is a bystander — China holds our two Michaels hostage: Interview with Uyghur demonstrator

Yesterday a decision was handed down in BC Supreme Court about the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the United States.

Meng was arrested at the Vancouver airport over a year and a half ago, at the request of American officials, for bank fraud and violating American sanctions against Iran.

She has since been living in multi-million-dollar house arrest luxury in Vancouver, awaiting her day in court, while the two Canadians who were taken political prisoner in response to Meng’s arrest, Michael Spavor, and Michael Kovrig, have been held in a Chinese prison with no trial and almost no outside contact.

A BC Supreme Court judge ruled yesterday that Meng can be extradited back to the United States for her alleged crimes, and the pro-democracy protesters outside of the courthouse were thrilled.

I asked some of few dozen protesters, most of them ethnic Chinese new immigrants to Canada, and Uyghur-Canadians persecuted by China, if they felt the Canadian government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were doing enough to protect Canadians from Chinese communist influence and spying.

Their answers were overwhelmingly negative regarding Trudeau and the job he’s been doing on the China file.

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