Meng, who was underneath home arrest in Vancouver in a luxurious mansion, was let loose and was on a chartered airliner again to China on the similar second as Kovrig and Spavor departed on a airplane out of China accompanied by Dominic Barton, Canada’s ambassador to the nation.
Spavor arrived in his hometown of Calgary early Saturday morning aboard a Canadian Forces Challenger jet, together with Kovrig, and the pair had been greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier than Kovrig made the ultimate leg of his journey to Toronto.
“I’m overjoyed to be lastly reunited with my household. It’s humbling as I start to grasp the continued help that we’ve acquired from Canadians and people around the globe, thanks,” Kovrig stated in an announcement that was launched Friday by International Affairs Canada.
“I’m appreciating being exterior and the straightforward issues round me.”
Spavor and Kovrig spent nearly all of their time in captivity in separate prisons, a lot of it in solitary confinement.
The message included an hooked up picture of a smiling Spavor and a big gray canine.
An announcement from International Affairs accompanying the picture and assertion stated: “Presently, the household requests that you just proceed to respect their privateness — no additional remark will probably be supplied.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 1, 2021.
Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press