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China court rejects Canadian's appeal of death sentence

Drug smuggling ruling adds to tension over Huawei exec's likely US extradition

In January 2019, the Dalian Intermediate People's Court retried Schellenberg on drug smuggling charges and imposed the death penalty, overturning an earlier 15-year sentence.   © Reuters

BEIJING/OTTAWA (Reuters) -- A Chinese court upheld on Tuesday a Canadian man's death sentence for drug smuggling, a day before another court is due to rule on the case of another Canadian accused of spying.

The court proceedings for the two Canadians come as lawyers in Canada representing the detained chief financial officer of telecoms giant Huawei make a final push to convince a court there not to extradite her to the United States, where she faces charges linked to violating sanctions.

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