A Chinese court ordered a retrial Saturday in a case involving a Canadian convicted of drug smuggling after prosecutors claimed new evidence.
China arrested Kovrig and Spavor separately after Canadian authorities detained a Chinese technology executive in Vancouver.
An appeals court agreed with prosecutors who said Schellenberg was punished too leniently when he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of being an accessory to drug smuggling.
Global Affairs Canada Spokesman Richard Walker confirmed on Friday that "a Canadian citizen, who was detained in China this month, has been released and has now returned to Canada".
Schellenberg played an "important role" in drug smuggling and was potentially involved in global organised drug trafficking activities, said the court, and passed his case back to the lower Dalian court for a retrial without specifying a date. It ordered the court in the city of Dalian to try the case again.
According to the Liaoning High People's Court, officials from the Canadian embassy in China attended Schellenberg's hearing, as well as reporters from foreign media.
And while he didn't identify the Canadian by name, reports indicate that it is Sarah McIver, a teacher from Alberta.
China has demanded Canada free Meng, who is fighting extradition to the United States, where she would face fraud charges that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years jail for each charge.
In a statement Saturday, the Canadian government said it has been following the case.
Both China and Canada had said McIver's case was not related to those of Kovrig and Spavor, who were detained on allegations of harming China's national security.
The Canadian national was held by local authorities and believed to have smuggled an "enormous amount" of drugs, ECNS, the English-language website of China News Service, reported citing runsky.com, a website run by the Dalian Radio and Television Station.
China's Foreign Ministry said this month that McIver was undergoing "administrative punishment" for working illegally.
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How major U.S. stock indexes fared Wednesday
Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index was up less than 1 percent, while markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong were down less than half a percent. Even so, the market remains headed for what could be its steepest annual loss since the financial crisis.
Winter storm to continue through the night
Officials in North Dakota issued a no-travel advisory for the eastern part of the state due to icy roads and reduced visibility. A snow band is forming in southeastern North Dakota and into western Minnesota and is expected to continue southeastward.