A man was convicted of trafficking in drugs and arms, and said he was “a citizen of any country,” should know on Thursday whether his request for a relaxation of his bail conditions is accepted.
Deepan Budlakoti, aged 25, asked a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to relax the conditions of his release, arguing that they were inflicting psychological wounds him and raped his rights under the Constitution.
In 2011, the federal government said Deepan Budlakoti ineligible to remain in Canada after he was sentenced to more than three years in prison under sentences input broken, arms trafficking and drugs, and possession illegal firearms.
Deepan Budlakoti was born in Ottawa in 1989 to Indian parents who have worked for the Indian government, and he did not get his citizenship automatically. He considers himself “a citizen of any country.”
The government has tried to do deport, but in 2013, the Indian authorities have refused to grant travel documents for his Indian citizenship was not recognized, court documents indicate.
He was released by the Canada Border Services Agency in 2013, and remains free in Ottawa under certain conditions.
Deepan Budlakoti asked an immigration official on Monday that are withdrawn several of his conditions of release, including that of referring to an official of the Border Services Agency every three months and that of “good behavior and keep the peace. ”
The spokesman of the Commission of Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Robert Gervais, said Deepan Budlakoti had argued Monday that those conditions made it difficult his participation in demonstrations.
“(Mr. Budlakoti) said today that it has participated in about 14 events – supporting his cause and other issues related to immigration – but always in the presence of his lawyer,” recounted Mr. Gervais.
Deepan Budlakoti argued that the condition of “good behavior and keep the peace” violated his rights because it was affecting his ability to participate in public rallies, said the spokesman of the Commission.
In 2011, the Commission had rejected his request to be declared a Canadian citizen.
He applied for a review of the decision in the Federal Court of Canada, but has suffered setbacks in that Court and then the Federal Court of Appeal in May 2015.
The Review Tribunal determined that Deepan Budlakoti was not legally “citizen of any country,” as he claims, because it made no formal requests for citizenship in Canada or India.
The Commission on Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada should determine Thursday if Deepan Budlakoti release conditions should be relaxed.
The Agency Canada Border Services opposes any relaxation of the conditions.