Free Michael Spavor
In December 2018, China separately arrested two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, in response to Canada detaining powerful Chinese businesswoman Meng Wanzhou to be extradited to the United States for fraud. Even though it was obvious to the international community that China arrested the two Canadians as political pawns, China insists they arrested them for spying.
The news disturbed Seoul’s expat community because Michael Spavor had been a longtime influential member.
On this special SeoulPodcast, I talked with two of Michael Spavor’s closest friends in Seoul, Leo Jehn and Jon Dunbar.
Production note, Jon Dunbar was speaking to us from his phone in a stairwell at The Korea Times, and his reception wasn’t ideal.
Here is my talk with them.
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