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Canadians sentenced to death in China

" It is extremely worrying for us as a government, as it should be, even for our international friends and allies, that China has chosen to start with the arbitrary use of the death penalty in cases like this, where in the case of a canadian citizen, said Trudeau at a press briefing on Monday.

”We call on all canadians who travel to China to observe great caution with reference to the risk of arbitrary applications of the local laws”, announced Canada's ministry of foreign affairs Global Affairs on Monday. The united states sharpened its warning to China with a similar formulation for less than two weeks ago.

has been in prison since he was arrested suspected of drug smuggling for the smuggling of drugs in the form of metaamfetamin in november 2014. He was sentenced initially to 15 years of imprisonment by the chinese court.

In december last year appealed against the man his custodial sentence in the hope of a more lenient sentence or an acquittal judgment. The chinese prosecutor demanded instead that the whole trial would be about, and insisted that the canadian man could be sentenced to a harsher punishment.

During the Monday announced to the court that the 36-year-old get the death penalty for the fact that he was part of a larger smugglarliga that would carry more than 220 pounds metaamfetamin from China to Australia. The decision on the new trial was taken a few weeks after a chinese senior leader at Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada, extradited to the united states who suspect her for bankbedrägeri that sought to transfer money to a Huawei-owned company that deals with Iran despite sanctions.

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the main proceedings was carried out in just one day adds to an already strained diplomatic relationship between the countries. Two days after the Meng Wanzhous arrest a suspect China, two canadian citizens of crimes against national security – a former diplomat and a businessman – on 9 december. The chinese action is seen by many as a revenge to Wanzhou detained.

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The canadian, now under sentence of death the man has all the time maintained his innocence and said that he had come to China as a tourist. He denies any inbladning in drug trafficking and the u.s. the New York Times writes that the man claims he is the victim of a conspiracy.

For the death penalty to be carried out requires that the case is examined and confirmed by the chinese supreme court.

between countries is linked to a number of arrests in the past. China's government has condemned to Meng Wanzhou was arrested in december in Vancouver, Canada, at the request of the united states.

the government of Canada has stated that the 36-see her bold fashion case carefully, and has given man the right to consular assistance. The chinese government has repeatedly denied that it has mixed in the case.

the prime minister of Canada, stated in an interview with the canadian Global News that he has not held talks with chinese president Xi Jinping and american counterpart Donald Trump when it comes to today's ruling, or the other two canadian citizens detained in China.

– All countries should worry about China chooses to act arbitrarily, no matter if it concerns their own legal system or in their choice to not respect the practice and the principles on diplomatic immunity, " said Trudeau during the press conference held on Monday.

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