National Newswatch

Vina Nadjibulla, wife of Michael Kovrig — who along with Michael Spavor has been detained in China for more than 565 days — says she’s “disappointed” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t consider exchanging the detainees for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou because he thinks it would endanger other Canadians abroad.

In her view, it doesn’t need to be a question of one or the other.

“I would never wish on any other Canadian family to experience what we have experienced… but what I also believe is that we cannot ensure the protection of Canadians in the future, at the cost of Michael’s freedom today,” she said in an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, adding that she fully agrees the government has a responsibility to make sure what’s happened to her husband never happens to another Canadian.

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