Our loving and gregarious friend, brother and son, Michael Spavor, is being detained in China and there is no clear timeline for his release. He is being held by Chinese authorities in a constantly lit room and being interrogated “on the order of four hours each day”, Canada’s Ambassador to China has been reported as saying. He will need all the support he can get from family and friends when he is released, a day we hope will come soon.
Many countries, leaders, diplomats and academics have stood up to request Michael’s release and his fellow Canadian’s release, amid a diplomatic crisis for which they have no reasonable role or responsibility.
We have created this GoFundMe to help Michael afford to pay legal costs he is likely to incur and for living costs when he is out. This episode could seriously affect his livelihood, possibly result in deportation and loss of possessions. Michael’s friends are trying to raise funds to help support him.
You can donate anonymously. (Note the target amount is in Canadian dollars, so please adjust accordingly).
This page is jointly run by a small group of Michael’s close friends. You can contact two of them, Andray and Jacco, for media enquiries:
email@example.com (American time zones) firstname.lastname@example.org (Asian time zones) CC both.