Australian Man Sentenced to Death in Communist China

An Australian man has been sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling.

Cam Gillespie was arrested with more than 7.5 kilograms of methamphetamine in his check-in luggage in 2013 while attempting to board an international flight from Baiyun Airport in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

The Guangzhou Intermediate Peoples Court also ordered that all of Gillespies personal property be confiscated, news agency DPA reported.

Australias Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to Gillespie.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the verdict made in his case,” a DFAT spokesperson said in a statement.

“Australia opposes the death penalty, in all circumstances for all people. We support the universal abolition of the death penalty and are committed to pursuing this goal through all the avenues available to us.

“Owing to our privacy obligations we will not provide further comment.”

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