Djokovic could be re-detained even if he wins the case

10 Jan 2022 | 11:11 | Tennis

In a 13-page submission, Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews dismissed Djokovic’s claims of “procedural unfairness” and “irrationality” as futile..

Novak Djokovic is fighting to overturn the Australian Department of Home Affairs’ decision to cancel his visa on the grounds that he has not been vaccinated against Covid-19. However, according to ABC News , even if the appeal is successful, the Australian government still has the right to arrest him again.

“An order of immediate release does not preclude re-incarceration where possible,” filed on behalf of Minister Karen Andrews said.

Djokovic on entry to Australia. Photo: Nine News.

Djokovic on entry to Australia. Photo: Nine News.


The Serbian tennis star’s legal team said the client had obtained an assessment from the Australian Department of Home Affairs. Accordingly, his answers on the travel declaration show that he meets the requirements for a medical exemption when entering Australia.

However, a government submission published on Saturday night said the review email from Australia’s Department of Home Affairs was not a guarantee “that Djokovic’s so-called ‘medical exemption’ will be accepted. ” and your response can be questioned and verified upon arrival in Australia.

“There is no such thing as a guarantee of the right of entry of a non-Australian citizen. Instead, there are entry criteria and conditions, reasons for refusal or cancellation of a visa,” the submission said. know.

The government submission also alleges that Djokovic was wrong to rebut the claim that his previous infection with Covid-19 was the basis for a medical exemption.

Djokovic has been detained in the Park Hotel since arriving in Australia and had his visa canceled on the morning of January 6. In the appeal, lawyers revealed that the Serbian was granted an exemption certificate from Tennis Australia, on the basis that he tested positive for PCR on December 16, 2021.

However, Djokovic’s positive result has emerged as a subject of controversy thanks to photos shared by fans on social networks. Djokovic attends the event at the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade on December 17, a day after his Covid-19 test.

The trial on Djokovic’s case will begin at 6 a.m. on January 10 (Hanoi time).

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