Chinese Court Sentences A Canadian To Death For Drug Smuggling

Reuters: Chinese court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens

BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily.

The ruling, and Trudeau’s reaction, could aggravate already sour relations between Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a senior Chinese executive in Canada and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians.

The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in China’s northeast province of Liaoning re-tried Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who had appealed his original 15-year prison sentence, and decided on execution, the court said in a statement.

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WNU Editor: When it comes to importing narcotics into China, Chinese law is not forgiving. I expect the sentence to be carried out very soon. This sentencing also has nothing to do with current tensions over the Canadian detainment of a Huawei executive in Canada, even though many in the Canadian press are right now inferring that it is.

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Justin Trudeau vows to ‘intercede’ as Canadian Robert Schellenberg is sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking -- SCMP
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Trudeau accuses China of 'arbitrarily' sentencing Canadian man to death -- The Hill
Canadian sentenced to DEATH in China after being found guilty of drug smuggling -- RT

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