A court in China has sentenced a Canadian citizen to death for drug smuggling amid rising diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
The court said Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s 15-year jail term, received in November, was too lenient.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has since accused China of arbitrarily applying the death penalty.
China said that Canada should respect its sovereignty. Schellenberg now has 10 days to launch an appeal.
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