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Ti-Anna Wang

law student, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, unlikely activist

Born in 1989, Ti-Anna was named to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Soon after her 13th birthday, her father, Wang Bingzhang, a veteran democracy activist, was arrested and sentenced to life in prison in China for his role in political activism. Since then, she has spent much of her time and energy working for his freedom. This journey has taken her around the world in a process of discovery of the ideals her name embodies. She has testified at multiple U.S. Congressional Hearings on human rights issues in China, delivered a TedX talk in Toronto and advocated for him at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Ti-Anna is currently a law student at McGill Univeristy in Montreal.
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We Are Challenging China And Fighting For Our Fathers' Freedom

My father, Wang Bingzhang, is a Chinese political prisoner currently serving the 14th year of a life sentence for his work in pro-democracy activism. In 2002, while in Vietnam, my father was abducted into China and arrested by Chinese police. Six months later, he had a sham trial, found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison.
10/21/2016 02:41 EDT