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Canada asks China to grant clemency over Robert Lloyd Schellenberg death sentence

S.China Morning Post Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Canada urged Beijing on Tuesday to grant clemency to a Canadian sentenced to death for drug trafficking, after his sentence reignited a diplomatic dispute that began last month. Ottawa has warned its citizens about the risk of “arbitrary enforcement” of laws in China following a court’s sentencing of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, to death on Monday, in a retrial after he was previously handed a 15-year prison term. The new sentence came during a clash between Ottawa and...
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News video: International Relations Sour Between China, Canada As Canadian Issued Death Penalty

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A Canadian man is to be executed in China for drug smuggling. According to Reuters, the sentencing in a Chinese court on Monday prompted Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily. The ruling could make relations between Beijing and Ottawa even...

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