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Death Penalty: Chinese Origin and Letter Harper

death penalty: This photograph taken and released by the Intermediate Peoples' Court of Dalian shows Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, centre, during his retrial on drug trafficking charges, according to Toronto Star. AFP / GETTY IMAGES The former Canadian ambassador to China, Guy Saint-Jacques, said in an interview he was personally involved in steps taken by the embassy and the Canadian government, including personally delivering a letter Harper wrote seeking to prevent the execution of two Canadians of Chinese origin. The Star has learned that China has previously dismissed clemency pleas by a former prime minister, Stephen Harper, and former governor-general David Johnston against imposing the death penalty on Canadians in two cases. Saint-Jacques recalls it occurred in late 2014 or early 2015, in separate drug trafficking cases in Guangdong province. That's cause for alarm as Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg faces execution by a Chinese justice system that had previously sentenced him to 15 years in jail on charges of smuggling 222 kilograms of crystal meth. I think what we just succeeded in doing was delay their execution by maybe one year. ( As reported in the news.