FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2007
NDP MPs Libby Davies and Bill Siksay Call for
Justice for Amanda Zhao
Ottawa – NDP MPs, Libby Davies (Vancouver East) and Bill Siksay (Burnaby Douglas), tabled petitions with over one thousand signatures in the House of Commons today, calling on the Government of Canada to work with Chinese authorities to ensure justice for the family of murder victim, Amanda Wei Zhao.
“We are calling on the RCMP to work with Chinese authorities and Ms. Zhao’s family, to give them the support and information they need to resolve this case immediately,” said Davies.
Twenty-one year old Amanda Zhao was found murdered in Burnaby, B.C. in October 2002. Ms. Zhao’s boyfriend at the time, a Chinese foreign student living in Canada, was implicated in the murder but returned to China before charges could be laid.
“With little communication between the two governments on this case, the tragic case of the murder of Ms. Zhao has been drawn out over five years,” said Siksay. “Amanda’s family deserves to see justice done for their daughter.”
Libby Davies and Bill Siksay also wrote to the provincial Solicitor General for support. They continue to work with the Chinese community in B.C. to make sure that all levels of government and the RCMP provide the necessary information to relevant authorities in China.
For more information contact:
Libby Davies’ office 604-775-5816
Bill Siksay’s office 613-996-5597