'Horrific' death sentence in China prompts Canada to revise travel advice

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Previous 15-year jail sentence deemed too lenient in ruling likely to deepen diplomatic rift

A Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling likely to deepen a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing.

Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, 36, nodded as the judge in the north-east city of Dalian on Monday asked him whether he understood the verdict, following a day-long retrial in which he declared his innocence.

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