Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

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Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was sentenced to death on Monday for drug smuggling charges, Reuters reported.

It was also reported by The Global Times, a tabloid run by the Communist Party of China, first reported the news. The tabloid has been reporting on Schellenberg since the retrial began, in December.

Schellenberg was detained four years ago for smuggling “an enormous amount of drugs” into China, according to Dalian.runsky.com, a news portal operated by Dalian authorities.

Schellenberg denied he was a criminal, and said he was a tourist.


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Global Affairs Canada has not yet replied to a request for comment from Global News. Previously, a spokesperson said it has been following the case for several years and has been providing “consular assistance to the Canadian citizen since they were first detained in Liaoning, China.”

 

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