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Mon Jan 14, 2019, 08:32 AM

Canadian Robert Schellenberg sentenced to death in China

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/schellenberg-death-sentence-china-1.4976959

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to death for drug smuggling after prosecutors said an original 15-year sentence, announced in November, was too lenient.

Dalian Intermediate People's Court in the northeast province of Liaoning retried Robert Lloyd Schellenberg and handed down the death penalty, the court said in a brief statement on its website.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/really-really-shocked-canadians-drug-smuggling-retrial-in-china-scheduled-for-two-weeks-after-appeal

Canadian Robert Schellenberg sentenced to death on drug-smuggling charges in China

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Schellenberg’s case is different. It had been quietly working its way through the Chinese courts for years, and last November he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, allegedly for being part of a plan to smuggle 220 kilograms of methamphetamines to Australia. (The Canadian says he was framed.) But suddenly last month, Chinese media reported that he was about to have an appeal hearing, and government officials took the unusual step of inviting foreign press to attend.

Schellenberg filed the appeal himself, but prosecutors convinced the court — which deliberated for just 20 minutes — to order a retrial on more serious charges that allow for capital punishment, according to a Wall Street Journal account of the hearing.

Schellenberg seems an unlikely pawn in such international intrigue. A former high-school football player and all-round athlete who liked to ski and hit the gym, he worked most recently in the Alberta oil fields, said Nelson-Jones.

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Reply Canadian Robert Schellenberg sentenced to death in China (Original post)
Troll2 Jan 2019 OP
Gunslinger201 Jan 2019 #1
freedumb2003 Jan 2019 #2
Troll2 Jan 2019 #3
freedumb2003 Jan 2019 #4
StrangeBrew Jan 2019 #8
Qukid Jan 2019 #9
StrangeBrew Jan 2019 #10
rahtruelies Jan 2019 #5
Troll2 Jan 2019 #7
Let it go Jan 2019 #6
Banshee 3 Actual Jan 2019 #11

Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 08:55 AM

1. aww poor diddums, Getting exactly what he deserves

I'm Starting to think Canadians need to wise up to the way the World REALLY is

For Starters you picked an Assclown for a Leader



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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 09:47 AM

2. Wow are they strict!

 



No sympathy here.

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Response to freedumb2003 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 09:51 AM

3. They are much more lenient now than they were

China had a huge opium addiction problem due to the British importation of opium grown in India.

Mao solved the problem by having all the addicts shot.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 09:53 AM

4. I suspect ethic memory is driving this decision

 

Some things are serious button-pushers in some cultures.

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Response to Troll2 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 11:56 AM

8. No, Mao did not have all opium addicts shot. The policy of 1950 established consumption as an...

Administrative offense. Addicts were required to register and consent to kick the habit within a specific period of time. Those who failed or did not register were subject to punishment, usually fines and detention for forced rehabilitation. That’s not to say no addict was executed, especially in communist controlled areas prior to 1950, but mass execution was not formal policy.

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Response to StrangeBrew (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 01:03 PM

9. Welcome

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Response to Qukid (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 01:44 PM

10. Thank you!

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 10:33 AM

5. only a fool sets foot into Chinese jurisdiction.

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Response to rahtruelies (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2019, 11:50 AM

7. A friend taught there in the mid-'80s and a cousin visited in the late '90s

I don't believe there is a problem if you obey the law and don't make a nuisance of yourself.

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Mon Jan 14, 2019, 11:29 AM

6. I wish all drug dealers were sentenced to death.

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Mon Jan 14, 2019, 01:52 PM

11. Gee so sad, oh well, will the Chicoms send a bill to his family for the bullet?

My sympathy for drug dealers is nil, let them all die

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