Cana­dian faces re­trial in China drugs case

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

A CANA­DIAN man who was sen­tenced to 15 years in prison for drug smug­gling in China will face a re­trial on Mon­day, which could hand him a harsher sen­tence and fur­ther strain ties be­tween Bei­jing and Ot­tawa. In a state­ment posted on its web­site, the north­east­ern Dalian In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court said on Thurs­day that Robert Lloyd Schel­len­berg’s new trial is sched­uled for 8:00am (7:00am in Cam­bo­dia) on Jan­uary 14, but gave no fur­ther de­tails. The case comes as Bei­jing and Ot­tawa re­main em­broiled in a diplo­matic row trig­gered by Canada’s De­cem­ber 1 ar­rest of a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive from Chi­nese telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions gi­ant Huawei wanted in the US.

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