Print Edition - 2019-01-17 | MONEY
China urged to grant clemency to Canadian drug trafficker
- News Digest
Jan 17, 2019-
Canada has urged Beijing 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, increasing a previous 15-year prison term. The sentence came during a clash between Ottawa and Beijing over Canada’s arrest in December of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer oftelecom giant Huawei, on a US extradition request.
Published: 17-01-2019 11:26