Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has for the second time revoked the visa of world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
“Based on health and law enforcement reasons in the public interest, Mr. I exercised my power today under Section 133C (3) of the Immigration Act to revoke the visa of Novak Djokovic, ”the Minister said in a brief statement. It “carefully” examined the information provided by the parties.
Djokovic traveled to Melbourne on January 5 with a medical exemption that allowed him to play in the Australian Open without being vaccinated, although customs officials later revoked his visa and detained him until a court ruling on Monday gave him the reason for the tennis player.
The 34-year-old Serbian lawyer is expected to appeal the ruling in court.
Djokovic announced that he had not traveled for the past 14 days, but the truth is that he had flown from Serbia to Spain, while in his own country he was interviewed by a French media outlet knowing that he was in favor of Kovit-19. .
The world number one entered the draw for the Australian Open, which starts on Monday, playing his first match with his teammate Myomir Kekmanovic, although the impact of a new legal battle on the development of the tournament is unknown. The reaction of the Australian public to most vaccinations against a tennis player.
“The (Scott) Morrison government is committed to protecting Australia’s borders, especially with regard to the COVID-19 epidemic.” Hawk said this while justifying the action taken in the wake of the Federal Circuit Court ordering the release of the tennis player last Monday.
Djokovic’s visa was revoked a few hours after he arrived in the country, which led to his arrest, disrespecting the “process justice” of the world’s No. 1 tennis player, who is seeking his tenth Australian. The most successful in history with the Open title and 21 Grand Slams.
Australia cancels Djokovic’s visa
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