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Outside the court were diplomats from Canada and about two dozen other countries, who were not allowed to attend the closed-door proceedings.
“We’ve requested access to Michael Kovrig’s hearing repeatedly but that access is being denied,” Jim Nickel, charge d’affairs at the Canadian Embassy, told dozens of reporters gathered outside Beijing No. 2 People’s Intermediate CourtA statue of a famous Italian journalist Indro Montanelli is cleaned in Milan, where the trial is being held.
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