On Tuesday, China has warned its citizens against travel to Canada because a Chinese citizen is "arbitrarily detained". The alarm will sound strange, because Canada for many mainland Chinese have become in recent years, the epitome of safety. They preferred a democratically country of dictatorship, about money in real estate. Not a few of pregnant Chinese women, your child brought Canada to the world, in order to give him a canadian passport. The current warning now shows how much the political relations between the Chinese government and Canada have deteriorated.
The recent escalation followed the death sentence against the canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg in China. Canada's Premier Justin Trudeau had shown on Monday extremely "worried" that China had "arbitrarily" imposed a death sentence. At the same time, stricter Canada its travel advice for China and warned its citizens against "arbitrary enforcement" of laws. Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of Chinese foreign Ministry, dismissed Trudeaus comments as "irresponsible". At the same time, she rejected accusations from experts and human rights organizations that China could use the death sentence against Schellenberg as a means of exerting political pressure in order to achieve a release of the in Canada arrested Huawei Manager Meng Wanzhou. Such allegations were "vicious," said the state Department spokeswoman, it was "very clear" which side of justice Affairs politicize.
Schellenberg has also been in Canada for drug trafficking sentenced
Schellenberg had been taken in 2014 and sentenced in November 2018, 15 years in prison and a fine. He appealed against it. In December, according to Meng's arrest in Canada – also requested the Prosecutor's office, a new procedure, which ended with the death sentence. Clamp mount lawyer Zhang Dongshou announced a new appeal. To Reuters Zhang said that the court may aggravate his judgment, never, as there had been in the second method, there is no new evidence against Schellenberg.More about
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The canadian broadcaster CBC reported that the 36-year-old Robert Schellenberg in 2012 has been convicted in Canada for drug trafficking. To a prison sentence. Apparently, he had been in the past, a drug addict. The judge said in his verdict: "you'll be in one of the best countries in the world, they have not been in Libya or Syria."