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.
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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.
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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.