Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa-born man who was rendered stateless by the Canadian government. His citizenship was revoked after he got in trouble with the law as a young person. He is facing deportation to India, a country where he has never lived, has no family and where he is not a citizen.
Amnesty International has raised clear concern that “Canada’s position of refusing to recognize Mr. Budlakoti’s Canadian citizenship runs counter to the country’s international human rights obligations with respect to statelessness and leads to other related human rights violations.”
Statement of support by Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada.
Statement of support by Stuart Ryan, UNIFOR local 567 President
Statement of support for Deepan by Guida Heir, law student.
Statement of support for Deepan by Peter Stieda, a member of Deepan’s legal defence team.
Statement of support for Deepan by his neighbour Ian, also an anti-poverty organizer in Ottawa.
Statement of support for Deepan by Leslie Munoz.