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Canadian Sentenced To Death In China For Drug Smuggling

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Canadian Citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg Sentenced To Death In China For Drug Smuggling

A court in China today sentenced a Canadian citizen, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death for a drug smuggling offence.

The convict who was initially given 15-year imprisonment sentence is now set to be executed after prosecutors moved against him.

According to a statement on Dalian Intermediate People’s Court, Robert was given death penalty after he was retried following prosecutor’s rejection of the 15-year sentence given to him in November 2018.

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg death sentence

The case is likely again to test relations between Beijing and Ottawa, which has been tensed since Canada’s arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the U.S. in December.

The arrest was followed by China’s detention of two Canadian citizens on suspicion of endangering state security.

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  1. Danti

    January 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    There is a rift between China and Canada, l think it is a diplomatic requitence.

  2. Rosy

    January 17, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    That’s their problem.

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