Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the death sentence given to Fan Wei is of great concern to the government. Photo: Reuters

Canada demands clemency for drug trafficker sentenced to death by court in Guangdong

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland echoes ‘firm opposition’ to capital punishment
  • US says it is monitoring case of Texan given suspended death sentence in same case
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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the death sentence given to Fan Wei is of great concern to the government. Photo: Reuters
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The Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, handed down death sentences to two accused and suspended death sentences for five others. Photo: Weibo

Chinese court sentences Canadian drug trafficker to death six years after his trial

  • Individual named as Fan Wei is second Canadian sentenced to death for drug offences this year after Dalian court passed judgment on Robert Schellenberg
  • American believed to be Mark Swidan is given suspended death penalty and sentenced to life in jail along with four unidentified Mexicans
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The Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangmen, Guangdong province, handed down death sentences to two accused and suspended death sentences for five others. Photo: Weibo
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