BEIJING: A Chinese language court docket on Tuesday rejected an attraction by a Canadian whose sentence in a drug case was elevated to demise after an government of tech big Huawei was detained in Vancouver.
Robert Schellenberg was sentenced to jail in November 2018 after being convicted of drug smuggling. He was abruptly resentenced to demise in January 2019 whereas the Chinese language authorities was making an attempt to strain Canada to launch the chief monetary officer of Huawei Applied sciences Ltd. Meng Wanzhou had been detained on US costs associated to doable dealings with Iran.
The Increased Folks’s Courtroom of Liaoning Province rejected Schellenberg’s attraction and mentioned in an announcement the sentence was applicable and the decrease court docket’s procedures authorized. It despatched the case to the Chinese language supreme court docket for evaluate, as is required by regulation earlier than any demise sentences may be carried out.
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