CBSA Drops Case Against Alleged Russian Spy
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CBSA Drops Case Against Alleged Russian Spy

By Mitch Riding, CRRI Intern On July 20, the Canada Border Service Agency applied to the Immigration and Refugee Board to withdraw its deportation case against Elena Crenna, a Russian immigrant accused of being a…

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Who is Paul Whelan?
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Who is Paul Whelan?

By Sunaina Madgula, CRRI intern "Russia says it caught James Bond on a spy mission. In reality, they abducted Mr. Bean on holiday," Paul Whelan told the court in October 2019. As for the Russian authorities, he…

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Russian Immigrant on Trial for Espionage
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Russian Immigrant on Trial for Espionage

Russian-born Elena Crenna has been given a fresh immigration hearing after being deported from Canada on espionage charges Last June, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled that Elena had carried out espionage on…

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Canada in the U.S.-Russia spy conflict
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Canada in the U.S.-Russia spy conflict

A mission to defend rights of Canadian citizens abroad On February 19, 2019, officials of the Embassy of Canada in Moscow visited a detained former US Marine, Paul Whelan, who holds Canadian, US, UK and…

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Human rights in Russia
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Human rights in Russia

Canada-Russia: cooperation or deep concerns? On February 1, 2019, Tatiana Moskalkova, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, held a meeting with Stephane Jobin, Canada’s Charge d'Affaires. According to Moskalkova’s official website, the…

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Convicted Canadian spy engaged in espionage in favour of Russia was granted day parole
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Convicted Canadian spy engaged in espionage in favour of Russia was granted day parole

A second chance to give back to the nation Following a hearing at Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick on August 21, 2018, the Parole Board of Canada made a conditional temporary release decision regarding jailed…

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Children of former Russian spies are fighting for their right to live in Canada
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Children of former Russian spies are fighting for their right to live in Canada

Canadian citizens on the basis of birth were revoked of their rights visiting “the sins of their parents” The Canadian Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration appealed to the Supreme Court in order not to let…

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