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Old 05-01-2019, 09:22 AM
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Default Canadian man sentenced to death in China for sale of homo-sex-stimulant Methamphetamine

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Canadian man sentenced to death in China for sale of homo-sex-stimulant Methamphetamine

China sentences another Canadian to death for drug trafficking


Fan Wei becomes second Canadian to be sentenced to death for drug offences in China this year amid diplomatic tensions.
Chinese court has sentenced a Canadian man to death for drug trafficking, eliciting a rebuke from Canada's foreign minister amid a diplomatic tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.
The court in southern Guangdong province in China said on Tuesday that Canadian national Fan Wei, and 10 others, including an American and four Mexicans, were part of an international narcotics syndicate working out of Taishan city between July and November 2012.
The group produced and sold 63.38kg (140 pounds) of methamphetamine and 366 grammes of dimethylamylamine, a drug used for attention deficit-hyperactive disorder, weight loss and improving athletic performance, according to the Jiangmen Intermediate People's Court.
Fan and a Chinese man who played a key role in operations were sentenced to death, the court said in a statement.
"The number of drugs sold and manufactured was extremely large and the crimes were extremely serious," the statement said.
The other foreigners were given suspended death sentences, which would be reduced to life imprisonment after two years while the rest of the men faced prison terms.
They have 10 days to appeal the sentence.
China is widely believed to execute thousands of people every year, but data on executions "is classified as a state secret", according to UK-based rights group Amnesty International.
'Very concerned'
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland reacted to the sentencing, saying her government is "very concerned".
"Canada stands firmly opposed to the use of the death penalty, everywhere around the world," she told reporters. "We think that this is a cruel and inhumane punishment which should not be used in any country. We are obviously, particularly concerned when it is applied to Canadians."
The Canadian foreign ministry in a statement called on China to grant clemency for Fan.
He is the second Canadian to be sentenced to death for drug offences in China this year, during a period of escalating tension between the two countries.
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