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Opposition to double punishment and in support of Deepan Budkaloti, to restore his citizenship and remain in Canada with his family and community, is growing. Sukanya Pillay, Acting Executive Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, is one of the many civil liberties, labour and grassroots groups and organizations who have endorsed the Justice for Deepan campaign.
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Dear friends & allies,
Today is International Human Rights Day. This year’s Human Rights Day specifically commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the Vienna Declaration with a “commitment to intensify our efforts to fulfill our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere”. As stated by Amnesty International in their letter of support to us, the heavy handed action that this government has taken to render Deepan stateless is in direct violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which Canada is a signatory.