The deportation of a 15-year-old boy will likely lead to a second suicide attempt, according to one psychiatrist.
Vladyslav Zadorozhnyi was put on a Sunday night flight back to Kiev, Ukraine (via Warsaw).
Vlad and his family arrived in Canada more than a year ago. His father, Andriy Ryabinin, filled out a refugee application indicating a clean police record.
However, a Ukrainian fraud charge was recently discovered, but Andriy denies the charge. He insists that the charge has been fabricated by gangsters and crooked police, and is an example of why he fled Ukraine with his family.
The family has submitted a complaint to the CBSA regarding the conduct by one of their agents. They’ve appealed to MP James Maloney, who was able to win for them a delay in deportation. They even sent a plea to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
With deportation looming, Vlad attempted suicide in June on the last day of school. While a psychiatrist deemed Vlad unfit to fly, a CBSA-approved doctor felt otherwise, and green-lit his deportation.
The CBSA claims that medical staff will greet Vlad upon his arrival in Kiev.
Read more about this conundrum here in the National Post.