Djokovic faces another night in Australia detention before court hearing

Novak Djokovic will spend Saturday evening in Australian immigration detention earlier than he seeks a courtroom ruling to cease his deportation, so the world’s tennis primary can chase a report twenty first main title on the Australian Open, Trend experiences citing Reuters.

Court paperwork launched after an preliminary listening to within the Federal Court on Saturday confirmed Immigration Minister Alex Hawke determined to cancel the Serbian famous person’s visa as a result of his presence might foster opposition to COVID-19 vaccination within the nation.

It can be a second stint in detention for Djokovic, who spent his first 4 nights in Australia in lodge detention earlier than a choose freed him on Monday after discovering a call to cancel his visa on arrival had been unreasonable.

“Although I … accept that Mr Djokovic poses a negligible individual risk of transmitting COVID-19 to other persons, I nonetheless consider that his presence may be a risk to the health of the Australian community,” Hawke mentioned in a letter to Djokovic and his authorized workforce.

This clarification in Djokovic’s affidavit is extra detailed than the temporary assertion Hawke launched on Friday, which mentioned his choice was based mostly on “health and good order grounds”.

Justice David O’Callaghan set a listening to on Djokovic’s enchantment for 9:30 a.m. Sunday (2230 GMT Saturday), with the query of whether or not it might be held earlier than a single choose or a full courtroom nonetheless to be decided.


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