Kevin and Julia Garratt (centre) pose for a family photo in an undated picture. The couple were detained in China in 2014. Photo: AFP / Simeon Garratt Kevin and Julia Garratt (centre) pose for a family photo in an undated picture. The couple were detained in China in 2014. Photo: AFP / Simeon Garratt
Kevin and Julia Garratt (centre) pose for a family photo in an undated picture. The couple were detained in China in 2014. Photo: AFP / Simeon Garratt
Canada

‘There’s a human cost to these political situations’: Chinese arrests all too familiar for past Canadian detainees

  • Kevin and Julia Garratt were running a coffee shop in northeast China in 2014 when they were seized by state security, becoming pawns in Beijing’s ploy to stop Canada from extraditing businessman Su Bin to the US
  • Neither side has directly linked the arrest of Huawei CFO Sabrina Meng in Vancouver with the detention of two Canadians in China, but the Garratts believe it is a tit-for-tat reprisal

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Kevin and Julia Garratt (centre) pose for a family photo in an undated picture. The couple were detained in China in 2014. Photo: AFP / Simeon Garratt Kevin and Julia Garratt (centre) pose for a family photo in an undated picture. The couple were detained in China in 2014. Photo: AFP / Simeon Garratt
Kevin and Julia Garratt (centre) pose for a family photo in an undated picture. The couple were detained in China in 2014. Photo: AFP / Simeon Garratt
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