China urged to grant clemency to Canadian drug trafficker

  • News Digest
- Agencies, Montreal

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

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