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(CGTN) A court in northeastern China has ordered the retrial of Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, a Canadian national who was sentenced last month to 15 years on a drug smuggling charge, according to a statement by the High People's Court of Liaoning Province on Saturday.


After hearing the case, the high court accepted the opinions of the procuratorial organ and ordered the case to be returned to the Dalian Intermediate People's Court for a new trial, said the statement.


Schellenberg was found guilty by the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in November. The court also ordered the seizure of 150,000 yuan (around 21,800 U.S. dollars) worth of the defendant's assets except for the prison term.


The amount of drugs that he allegedly smuggled “will surprise you when it goes public,” Global Times reported, citing runsky.com, a website run by the Dalian Radio and Television Station.



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Post time 2018-12-30 15:46:06 |Display all floors
The amount of drugs that he allegedly smuggled “will surprise you when it goes public,” Global Times reported, citing runsky.com, a website run by the Dalian Radio and Television Station.


Now that is really interesting!

If the amount smuggled is too small "when it goes public," then the 5-eye countries will say punishment had been too severe for Schellenberg.

If the amount smuggled is too big when revealed, then Chinese netizens will complain that 15 years would be too lenient.

So it all depends on how Meng is treated.

If she is returned immediately, the drug smuggler will receive a slap on the wrist during retrial.

If Meng is held further or her release is indefinitely delayed, then the drug smuggler will have a prolonged trial.

If Meng is extradited to the U.S., then Schellenberg will be given a much longer sentence.

If Meng is harmed in any way or given a sentence in the U.S., then Schellenberg and other convicts will be shot immediately with a bullet to the back of his head.

That is the beauty of re-trials.

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Post time 2018-12-31 22:11:55 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-12-30 15:46
Now that is really interesting!

If the amount smuggled is too small "when it goes public," then t ...

If Ms Meng remains under Canadian restriction for a long enough period of time, there will likely be one Canadian China-basher  short in this forum, and then some.
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2019-1-2 08:48:15 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2018-12-30 15:46
Now that is really interesting!

If the amount smuggled is too small "when it goes public," then t ...

It's got nothing to do with Meng. The prosecution appealed his 15-year sentence, so the case is going back for retrial.

Meng is not being "held". She is free to move around Vancouver, and the lower mainland, as she sees fit. The Chinese government and/or her daddy could get her back to China if they really felt like it. Why aren't they? She could go home, if she really wanted to. Why doesn't she? She could easily drive to the Consulate (it's not far from where she lives), and be spirited out of the country. Why isn't she doing that? Her husband could even get her back home if he so wished, but he VOLUNTEERED to stay by her side, and PROMISED the judge that he would make sure she honoured her word and stayed put, until a decision was made regarding extradition. They both made the decision to stay because they both believe Meng is innocent of all of the Americans' charges, and they are willing to fight them if need be. You see, that's what honourable people do ... they fight their own battles and do not run away the first chance they get.

And they don't sit on Internet forums and dream up retaliatory BS and spout off about how Chinese are innocent victims simply because they are Chinese.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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cmknight Post time: 2019-1-2 08:48
It's got nothing to do with Meng. The prosecution appealed his 15-year sentence, so the case is go ...

"You see, that's what honourable people do ... they fight their own battles and do not run away the first chance they get."

That's how you choose to look at it.  The fact is, they have no choice, they are permannet residents of Canada, they have too much at stake to take flight.  In any case, they can't even if they tried, with an electronic monitor round the leg!  So you point is pure conjecture, made to take a swipe at people here who make comments you don't like!

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Post time 2019-1-2 12:37:03 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2019-1-2 08:48
It's got nothing to do with Meng. The prosecution appealed his 15-year sentence, so the case is go ...

"Meng is not being "held". She is free to move around Vancouver, .."


Who are yiou trying to fool?  Meng has an electronic monitor round her leg; is that freedom, as you like to paint it?

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pnp Post time: 2019-1-2 12:35
"You see, that's what honourable people do ... they fight their own battles and do not run away th ...

Neither of them has permanent residency. Meng gave hers up several years ago, and her husband only has a visitor's visa. His visa allows him to stay for 6 months each year, and is valid for 10 years. Each stay can be extended upon application, which he has done to enable him to stay with Meng in Vancouver.
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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