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Canadian sentenced to death in China amid Huawei flap

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36-year-old former oil worker accused of drug trafficking says he was framed

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A Canadian national has been sentenced Monday to execution in China, after being retried on international drug trafficking charges. The court found that Robert Lloyd Schellenberg's initial sentence of 15 years was too lenient, while the accused maintains he was framed from the get-go.

Experts say the retrial and subsequent death sentence are unusual given the charges, and could be in retaliation for Canada's arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou just weeks before.

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