Kevin Garratt, a Canadian man accused detained by Chinese authorities and accused of espionage, has been released and has returned to Canada. He and his wife, Julia Garratt, were detained in August 2014.

From CBC News

Kevin Garratt back home in Canada following release by China

Garratt and his wife, Julia, who are from Vancouver and had lived in China since 1984, ran a popular coffee shop in the city of Dandong, near the border with North Korea, and also carried out Christian aid work in the area. They were detained in August 2014 and accused of stealing Chinese military secrets.

Julia Garratt was released on bail in February 2015. Kevin Garratt remained in detention.

In January of this year, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said authorities there had found evidence that “implicates Garratt in accepting assignments from Canadian espionage agencies to gather intelligence in China.”

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