November 4, 2014 12:12 pm
Updated: November 4, 2014 12:46 pm

Son of Canadian couple detained in China says he is very concerned for his parents

Kevin Garratt, left to right, Julia Dawn Garratt, Hannah Garratt and Simeon Garratt pose in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Garratt Family


VANCOUVER – The son of a B.C. couple, detained in China on suspicion of spying, is heading to Beijing to hopefully help his parents.

Kevin and Julia Garratt have been in isolation for more than three months.

The couple has lived and worked in China for the past three decades but at the beginning of August they were detained by Chinese authorities in the city of Dandong near the North Korea border.

Their son says he’s very concerned about the well-being.

“There’s just been the initial allegations, there’s been no formal charges,” said Simeon Garratt. “We’ve been denied legal counsel to visit them two times now, and so we’re really not sure if there are charges, what the charges are, why they’re being detained and that’s sort of why we’re going to ask these questions.”

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