China changes Canadian’s prison sentence to death amid Huawei tensions

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By Reuters

BEIJING — A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to death for drug smuggling after prosecutors said his original 15-year sentence was too lenient.

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was detained in 2014. A court in Dalian announced Monday night that after being re-tried he was now facing execution.

The sentence comes after China detained two Canadians in December in apparent retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a Chinese technology executive.


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