Montreal woman asks Justin Trudeau to champion release of her father from Chinese jail

A Montreal woman whose father has been in solitary confinement in China for more than a decade is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to personally intervene to free him.

Ti-Anna Wang, 27, of Montreal is asking Trudeau to raise the case of her aging father, Wang Bingzhang, when he welcomes China’s premier to Ottawa next week.

Wang said she’s happy fellow Canadian Kevin Garratt was released Thursday after spending two years in a Chinese jail.

But she said only Trudeau can save her father, a pro-democracy activist who got his doctorate at McGill University in the 1980s.

Wang was abducted by Chinese agents during a trip to Vietnam in 2002 and imprisoned after what was widely denounced as a sham trial.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to visit Canada next week, less than a month after Trudeau’s first trip to China.

Source: Global News