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China impose a canadian man the death penalty for drug smuggling

A canadian man on Monday was sentenced to death in China.

There is talk about the 36-year-old canadian national Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who in november was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug smuggling.

His sentence is on Monday has been changed to the death penalty.

the Verdict is expected to trigger further tension between Canada and China.

The two countries have found themselves in a hard violation, since Canada in december arrested a top executive from the chinese ibm users and business partners Huawei, Meng Wanzhou.

Schellenberg, was taken in 2014, in november was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He got judgment for having helped to smuggle 222 kilos of methamphetamine into Australia hidden in a vehicle tires.

According to the chinese prosecutor's office was the canadian ringleader of an international group, which was behind the smuggling.

In december, the judgment appealed, because prosecutors believed that the original prison sentence was not tough enough.

It was the appeal, which on Monday led to the death penalty to Schellenberg.

the Verdict was in Liaoning province in China. Schellenberg has the opportunity to appeal to the provincial supreme court within ten days.

Canada arrested 1. december Meng Wanzhou in an airport in the canadian city of Vancouver on the request of the UNITED states.

since then, China has held three canadians.

Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat and adviser from the international think tank ICG, as well as erhvervsmanden Michael Spavor has been arrested for having brought China's security in danger.

in Addition, canadian Sarah McIver also been arrested. She is accused of having worked illegally in China.

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