Letts, who had dual Canadian-British citizenship, said he hopes Canada can get him out of the Kurdish prison where he has been held for about two years, even if it means he goes to prison in North America, according to an ITV News interview.
On the weekend, Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale acknowledged reports that Letts, who grew up in Oxford, U.K., had his citizenship revoked, leaving him with just Canadian citizenship.
His parents, John Letts and Sally Lane, said yesterday that the British Government was "shirking responsibility" by revoking their son's citizenship.
British Canadian Jack Letts shown at age 20. The country's political leaders have already faced questions about how they will respond to the dozens of Canadians, including women and children, trapped in makeshift prison camps in Syria. "My whole family's Canadian".
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to say at a news conference on Monday whether he would be open to repatriating Jack Letts to Canada, saying "it is a crime to travel internationally with a goal of supporting terrorism or engaging in terrorism".
On Monday, Trudeau's main opponent in the October national election, Andrew Scheer, said that if elected, he "will not lift a finger" to help Letts.
For that matter, what ever happened to welcoming back ISIS fighters with poetry lessons and referring to them as, "an extraordinarily powerful voice".
"I would be very happy if Jack went to Canada", Letts told CBC News. It's destroyed our family. "We are unable to initiate any prosecution", he said.Читайте также: Police end armed siege on bus in Rio
Letts' parents were found guilty this year of sending him money and received a suspended sentence. Jack Letts has never lived in Canada, he visited relatives and that does not make him a Canadian. His father was born and raised on a farm in Canada, but moved to Britain to do his Master's degree.
It emerged on Sunday that one of Sajid Javid's last acts as Home Secretary was to deprive 24-year-old Jack Letts of his passport. In interviews with reporters, Jack has admitted to joining the Islamic State, but his father has expressed concern that his son was threatened into making false confessions.
"I hope Canada does take me from here if they can", he told the interviewer.
Under worldwide law, a person can only be stripped of their citizenship by a government as long as it does not leave the individual stateless. "And I've been to Canada seven times and I spent a lot of time in Canada", Letts, 24, said in an exclusive interview with the United Kingdom -based ITV News that was published Monday. "I'm just a person who made a stupid mistake". "I never killed anyone though, I've never taken anyone a slave, I've never even hurt anyone in ISIS".
Leah West, a lecturer at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, said that because John Letts and Ms.
Bangladeshi government officials denied that Begum was a citizen.
He said the Mounties and intelligence agencies in Canada and overseas face the hard challenge of presenting the information they gather in court as evidence of crimes.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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