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China court rejects death sentence appeal for Canadian Schellenberg

China court rejects death sentence appeal for Canadian Schellenberg

FILE PHOTO: A handout photo showing Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg appears in court for a retrial of his drug smuggling case in Dalian, Liaoning province, China, on Jan 14, 2019. (Photo: Intermediate People's Court of Dalian/Handout via REUTERS)

BEIJING : A Chinese court on Tuesday (Aug 10) rejected Canadian Robert Schellenberg's appeal against a death sentence for drug smuggling.

Schellenberg was detained by Chinese authorities in December 2014, charged with drug smuggling in January 2015, and sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment in 2018.

In 2019, the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in China's Liaoning province re-tried Schellenberg, who had appealed his original 15-year prison sentence, and decided on execution.

Source: Reuters/ga

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