SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE SENATE

SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA

THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

18 January 2019

LABOR OPPOSES DEATH PENALTY IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES

Labor as a matter of principle opposes the death penalty in all circumstances for all people. This is a long-held bipartisan position.

Like the government, we are deeply concerned regarding the death sentence delivered by the Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian in the Chinese province of Liaoning to Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg.

Labor stands by Canada in its efforts to ensure its citizens are treated in a fair, unbiased and transparent manner.

Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.