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Controversial death sentence against Canadian upheld

Against a backdrop of diplomatic tensions between China and Canada, several sentences are being handed down these days to Canadians imprisoned in the People’s Republic. The court of appeal in the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning announced on Tuesday that the death sentence for Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg made in January 2019 would be upheld. Today, on Wednesday, a Chinese court is already expected to rule in the case of jailed Canadian businessman Michael Spavor. This was reported by news agency Reuters, citing unnamed Canadian sources.

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