Canadian receives deportation order from Nepal

Officials in Nepal have issued a deportation order for Canadian Robert Penner

According to a state official statement, after publicly criticizing the government in Nepal on a social media platform, working and living here Canadian Robert Penner was asked to leave the country voluntarily within two days.

The computer programmer was arrested two days ago and questioned by the officials at the Department of Immigration after criticizing the Nepalese government via social media account posts over arrest and detention of a journalist and civil rights activist named Kanak Mani Dixit.

“Robert Penner must leave Nepal voluntarily within two days. If he fails to leave within this time frame, he will be considered as staying here illegally,” Kedar Neupane, Director General of the Department of Immigration, declared for Reuters. No appeal is admitted.

The attorney defending Robert Penner, Dipendra Jha, has informed the media that the programmer has been freed yesterday and his visa was officially revoked.

Meanwhile, the Canadian consulate in Kathmandu did not offer any statements on this case and the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi refused to comment on the issue.