Friend concerned for detained Canadian after fundraising effort shut down
OTTAWA—A friend of Michael Spavor says he is worried about the detained Canadian’s well-being and financial future now that an online fundraising effort in his name has been derailed.
Andray Abrahamian, a lecturer at Stanford University in California, was among the organizers of a Gofundme campaign for Spavor, arrested last month in China for allegedly endangering Chinese national security.
Gofundme said the campaign in Spavor’s name was shut down because its thirdparty payment processor, which made the decision, was unable to handle the donations.
Gofundme spokesperson Rachel Hollis would not elaborate on the reason.
A Gofundme campaign for Michael Spavor has been shut down.