Thursday, June 12, 2014
Justice For Deepan Charter Challenge
Urgent Support Needed!
Federal Court Showdown: Justice for Deepan vs. Citizenship and Immigration Canada!
Pack the Court house! Bring your bodies and voices to show your support for this crucial moment in Deepan’s case. After over a year of Deepan living in precarious stateless limbo pending deportation, a date has been set for this landmark Federal Court hearing.
When? THIS MONDAY, June 16th, 2014 Rally: 8:30am. Hearing: 9:30am
Where? 301 Wellington St. (Supreme Court Building, West Courtroom). Ottawa, Unceded Algonqiun Terrritory
On June, 5th, the Federal Court of Appeal made a decision to push Deepan’s upcoming Federal Court application to Monday, June 16th. What does this mean? After months of preparation, Deepan’s legal team will argue that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have breached Deepan’s constitutional rights by making him stateless. If successful, the Federal Court of Canada will force Citizenship and Immigration Canada to restore Deepan’s citizenship, simultaneously setting a president in other similar cases.
We need your support! With over 1,000 individuals across multiple borders, countless unions, grassroots groups, civil liberty and non-profit organizations backing
Deepan and his struggle for justice, let’s pack the courthouse and demonstrate the magnitude of support that exists for him and his struggle for justice! Can’t come for the full hearing? Show up in the morning at 8:30 for a press release, and opportunity to show & voice your support. Bring signs in support of Deepan!
Coming from a different city? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: 613.265.1364 to coordinate rides. We hope to see you there!