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Novak Djokovic again in detention in Australia, declared ‘public menace’

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Novak Djokovic will spend Saturday night time in immigration detention earlier than the world’s tennis primary seeks a court docket ruling to cease his deportation from Australia. Novak Djokovic again in detention as Australia cancels visa (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic has been detained for 2nd time in AustraliaNovak Djokovic’s visa was cancelled a second time on FridayImmigration Minister Hawke stated the choice was taken in public curiosityAustralia detained Novak Djokovic for a second time on Saturday, calling the tennis star a menace to public order because the world’s tennis primary seeks a court docket ruling to cease his deportation.

It can be a second stint in detention for Djokovic, who spent his first 4 nights in Australia in a lodge earlier than a decide freed him on Monday after discovering a choice to cancel his visa on arrival had been unreasonable.Immigration Minister Alex Hawke determined to cancel the Serbian famous person’s visa as a result of his presence might foster opposition to the Covid-19 vaccination in Australia, court docket paperwork launched after an preliminary listening to within the Federal Court on Saturday confirmed.”Although I … accept that Mr. Djokovic poses a negligible individual risk of transmitting COVID-19 to other people, but I nonetheless consider that his presence may be a risk to the health of the Australian community,” Hawke stated in a letter to Djokovic and his authorized crew.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 could be held earlier than a single decide or a full-court nonetheless to be decided.Djokovic’s attorneys stated on Friday they’d argue deportation would solely additional fan anti-vaccine sentiment and could be as a lot a menace to dysfunction and public well being as letting him keep and exempting him from Australia’s requirement that every one guests be vaccinated.A court docket order on Friday night time had required the 34-year-old to give up to immigration officers for an interview on Saturday morning earlier than he could be taken to his attorneys’ workplace for the preliminary listening to. After leaving his attorneys, he’s to be taken into immigration detention.Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.