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Men jailed for B.C. kidnap, torture and ransom

Half a dozen men convicted of kidnapping have been handed prison terms ranging from 10 to 18 years by a B.C. Supreme Court.

In February 2006, Peter Li, his wife Jennifer Pan and their friend Xiao Chang were kidnapped and tortured in a Richmond, B.C., home for 25 days before being ransomed for $1.3-million.

Prosecutors were asking for up to a life sentence.

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Instead, Justice Barry Davies saved the harshest sentence of 18 years for Albert Tse, one of the men considered a leader of the group.

The victim, Peter Li, wasn't in the courtroom to hear the sentence because he's serving a 13-year prison term for drug trafficking.

The money has never been recovered.

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