Chinese court orders new trial for Canadian in drug case

Chinese court orders new trial for Canadian in drug case

China and Canada both said Ms McIver's case was different from the other two.

Previously, Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained on "activities that endangered China's national security", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang had said.

The Canadian government has confirmed that China has freed Sarah McIver, a Canadian teacher who was detained earlier this month over issues with her work permit.

The Higher People's Court of the northeastern province of Liaoning says evidence showed it was possible Schellenberg played an "important role" as it ordered the court in the city of Dalian to try the case again.

At the appeal hearing, prosecutors said the sentence was too light and improper - arguing Schellenberg was highly likely to have been part of a global drug smuggling operation and had played a major role in smuggling the drugs, the statement said.

China arrested Kovrig and Spavor separately after Canadian authorities detained a Chinese technology executive in Vancouver.

A Dalian government news portal said this week Schellenberg had smuggled "an enormous amount of drugs" into China. Ltd. Beijing said Ms. McIver had been held under "administrative punishment" for working in the country illegally. Drugs offences are routinely punished severely in China.

In a statement to Daily Hive, Global Affairs spokesperson Richard Walker confirmed that the detention had taken place this month, but that the person has since been released and has returned to Canada.

China executed a Briton caught smuggling heroin in 2009, prompting a British outcry over what it said was the lack of any mental health assessment. They have each only been allowed to see Canadian diplomats once since being detained.

Authorities have released no details of the accusations against Schellenberg. "We're not going to get the benefit of doubt and the penalties may be more severe", he said.

Ms. Meng was arrested December 1 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition to face fraud charges related to US sanctions against Iran.

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