Canadians released by China after Huawei CFO resolves US charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Canadians detained in China for more than 1,000 days have been released from prison.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor Friday night. The release came hours after the U.S. Justice Department resolved criminal charges against a top executive of Chinese communications giant Huawei.

Kovrig and Spavor were arrested in China shortly after Canada had arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in response to a U.S. extradition request.

The deal with Meng calls for the Justice Department to dismiss fraud charges late next year.