Canada says did not make concessions to China for return of detainee

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 16, 2016 4:15 PM

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada did not make concessions to China to secure the return of a Canadian citizen who spent two years in jail and was convicted of spying, Foreign Minister Stephane Dion told reporters on Friday.

Kevin Garratt was charged in January with spying and stealing state secrets. He was convicted on Tuesday, released on bail and then deported to Canada on Thursday.

(Reporting by Allison Lampert; Writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chris Reese)