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Meng Wanzhou sentenced to death in China after returning to China, Canadian meets with lawyer | Cumming Kai | Spaffer | Schellenberg

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[Epoch Times September 27, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Li Yun comprehensive report) After Canada released Meng Wanzhou, two Canadian citizens, Kang Mingkai and Spaffer, were also released and returned to China. But Schellenberg, another Canadian, was charged with drug smuggling in China and was sentenced to death after appealing. On Sunday, his lawyer went to the detention center to meet with him.

According to a report by Radio Hong Kong, on the morning of September 26, mainland lawyer Zhang Dongshuo went to the Dalian Detention Center to meet Schellenberg. The lawyer described the death penalty review procedure and the possible results of the analysis. This is the first meeting between Schellenberg and the lawyer after the court’s second instance verdict.

Zhang Dongshuo believes that even if Schellenberg is officially determined to be a crime, the law cannot change the death sentence after he appeals. However, the Supreme Court and the Liaoning High Court have not contacted him to follow up on the death penalty review.

Attorney Zhang said that Schellenberg knew about Meng Wanzhou’s return to China, but he was surprised that former Canadian diplomat Kovrig and businessman Spaffer had been released and returned to Canada. He believed that China cannot easily release people.

CCP retaliates against arrest and severely sentenced Canadian citizens

The arrest of Kang Mingkai, Spaffer and the death sentence of Schellenberg coincided with the peak of the incident in Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei.

In December 2018, Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou at the Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States. The United States accused her of providing misleading information to HSBC regarding Huawei’s Iran-related business.

The CCP subsequently threatened Canada. If Meng Wanzhou was not released, the consequences would be disastrous. It also arrested Kang Mingkai and Spaffer. This move by the CCP has been called “hostage diplomacy” by the outside world.

In November 2018, Schellenberg was accused of smuggling methamphetamine by the CCP and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He refused to accept the appeal. In early 2019, Dalian Intermediate People’s Court sentenced him to death in just one day of retrial.

Schellenberg claimed that he was framed by drug dealers and he was an innocent tourist. After that, he appealed again. In August this year, the Liaoning Provincial High Court conducted a second instance of the case, rejected the appeal, upheld the original verdict, and submitted to the Supreme Court of the Chinese Communist Party for approval.

Canadian dignitaries condemn the Chinese Communist Party to sentence Schellenberg to death

While the Liaoning Provincial Higher People’s Court upheld the original verdict in the Schellenberg case, Meng Wanzhou’s case in Canada is entering the final round of hearings. The judge would have made a final decision on whether to extradite Meng to the United States.

Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton said that the CCP’s announcement of maintaining Schellenberg’s death sentence was “no coincidence.” He condemned this and called for leniency.

Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau also issued a statement at the time, strongly condemning the CCP for maintaining the death sentence against Schellenberg.

While Schellenberg’s case was upheld, on August 11, Spaffer was also sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for espionage by the CCP’s Liaoning Dandong Intermediate Court. Kang Mingkai was tried in March and has not yet been sentenced.

On September 24, after Meng Wanzhou and the US Department of Justice reached an agreement to suspend prosecution, a Canadian judge signed an order to lift her bail conditions. On the same day, Meng took a chartered flight from Vancouver Airport to return to mainland China. A few hours later, Cumming Kai and Spaffer, who had been detained for 1,019 days, were also released back to Canada.

Former Canadian diplomat Colin Robertson told CTV News Channel on September 25 that Cumming Kay and Spaffer were released quickly. )’S retaliatory hostage-taking.”

Kaycee Madu, the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the Canadian Province of Alberta, and Deputy Dean of the House of Representatives, Kaycee Madu also criticized the CCP for taking hostages to resolve legal and diplomatic disputes, which is unbearable and a world power. The CCP should be held accountable.

Editor in charge: Fang Ming#

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