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One woman's fight to free her husband from a Chinese jail

Michael Kovrig’s wife, Vina Nadjibulla, spoke this week in an exclusive interview with The National’s Adrienne Arsenault about Kovrig's detention, Canada’s diplomacy and Nadjibulla's fears for the future. Today on Front Burner, Arsenault brings us more on the fight for Kovrig's freedom.
Vina Nadjibulla, the wife of Michael Kovrig, says the government could be doing more to get her husband and fellow detainee Michael Spavor released from Chinese detention. (CBC News)
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In an exclusive interview this week with The National's Adrienne Arsenault, Michael Kovrig's wife spoke out for the first time. 

Vina Nadjibulla says Ottawa could do more to get her husband — and Canadian Michael Spavor — out of jail in China. Both men were arrested in December of 2018 just days after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver on behalf of American justice officials. 

Today on Front Burner, Arsenault brings us more on Nadjibulla's fight for her husband's freedom — and how she is helping him stay resilient.