Serbian tennis Novak Djokovic He was arrested in Melbourne after meeting with Australian immigration officials. This occurs one day after the country’s authorities your visa will be canceled for the second time for health and public order reasons.
It was expected that after that meeting, which took place in a place that was not made public to avoid the “media circus”, the 34-year-old Serb would be detained by the immigration authorities. So it was. You cannot be deported until the case is resolved judicially.
I also read: Novak Djokovic’s lawyers stopped his deportation and the tennis player will be investigated on Saturday
In the last hours, in an emergency hearing after knowing the new cancellation of the visa of Djokovic, Judge Anthony Kelly of the Federal Circuit Court reported that the case was transferred to the Federal Court of Australia, which is a superior instance.
The judicial process is expected to end before the start of the Australian Open, which takes place between January 17 and 30 in the city of Melbourne and in which Djokovic hopes to obtain his tenth title and reach the historic 21 Grand Slams.
What about Novak Djokovic
After several days studying the case, the Immigration Minister, Alex Hawke, decided at the end of Friday afternoon re-cancel Djokovic’s visa with the intention of expelling him from the country, which could also involve the three-year ban on returning to Australia.
“Today I have exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Immigration Act to cancel the visa of Mr. Novak Djokovic based on health reasons and the maintenance of order as it is in the public interest”, said the minister in a brief statement, noting that he weighed “carefully” the information provided by the parties.
Novak Djokovic in Australia, step by step
Djokovic traveled to Melbourne on January 5 from Spain with a medical exemption for not be vaccinated, having recently been infected with Covid-19, although upon arrival the Immigration authorities His visa was canceled and he was arrested.
Last Monday, a court also chaired by Judge Kelly ordered the tennis player’s release after understanding that he had not been treated “fairly”.
Last Wednesday, Djokovic admitted that his representatives made “human errors” in their declaration to enter Australia, since it was indicated that he had not traveled in the previous 14 days, but the truth is that he had moved from Serbia to Spain.
In addition, he acknowledged an “error of judgment” after having attended an interview with the French media The Team on December 18 in Belgrade, despite knowing that he had Covid-19.