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Deepan Budlakoti

Research Assistant and Consultant

Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa-born man who the Canadian government refuses to acknowledge as a citizen. His case, supported by numerous human rights organizations and activist groups, raises questions of citizenship, statelessness, and deportation. He has lived experience of incarceration and immigration detention, knowledge of prison governance and oversight, and a proven ability to advocate for change and transparency in carceral systems.