BREAKING: Chinese court sentences Canadian to death; Trudeau blasts move

JANUARY 14, 2019

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by REUTERS.COM:

BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily.

The ruling, and Trudeau’s reaction, could aggravate already sour relations between Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a senior Chinese executive in Canada and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians.

The article goes on to state the following:

The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in China’s northeast province of Liaoning re-tried Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who had appealed his original 15-year prison sentence, and decided on execution, the court said in a statement.

“It is of extreme concern to us as a government, as it should be to all our international friends and allies, that China has chosen to begin to arbitrarily apply (the) death penalty … as in this case,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa.

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2 Comments

  1. Jeanne Lewis January 14th, 2019 at 11:40 am

    This man is a PAWN Between China and Canada . Going from a 15 yr sentence to Death on appeal proves this is a retaliatory move by China towards Canada because Canada arrested some Chinese officials! INHUMANE!

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  2. Jo January 14th, 2019 at 11:43 am

    China has Control over their Country something we no longer HAVE!!.

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