Canada now has officially asked China to release its citizen, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s life after being sentenced to death penalty in a drug smuggling case.
“We have already talked to China’s Ambassador to Canada and have requested for forgiveness,” Sputnik on Tuesday quoted Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland.
In the wake of the decision against its citizen, she further sounded all Canadians bound to China, keeping in mind the risks during the visit of the Asian nation.
Earlier, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had said that he was very much worried about the turn of events in Schellenberg’s case, which coincided with a process in Canada against Hughie, a senior executive of China’s telecom giant Huawei, Meng Wanzhou.
On January 14, the death sentence was handed to the Canadian citizen when he appealed the 15-year jail sentence given to him in 2016 on charges of drug trafficking.
According to the report, the Canadian was arrested in China in 2014.
Schellenberg has time and again denied the allegations made by China against him. He now has 10 days to appeal the verdict.