An Australian court has ordered the government to allow Djokovic to leave as well as pay a fine
Melbourne (Urdu Point latest newspaper. January 10, 2022) World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic won the case against the Australian government. Australian court judge Anthony Kelly has ordered the government to allow Djokovic to leave as well as pay a fine. Earlier on Thursday, an Australian court had ordered Joe Kouch not to be deported before Monday.
Australian Judge Anthony Kelly says justice will be done at its own pace through the necessary appeals. When Novak Djokovic arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday to attend the Australian Open, airport officials barred the Serbian tennis star from entering the country on the grounds of a vaccine exemption and a false visa.
Djokovic was due to play in the Australian Open after being exempted from vaccination rules, but his team did not apply for a visa, which allows for a medical exemption if he is not vaccinated.
The tennis star was questioned for eight hours in a room at Melbourne Tula Marine Airport about the status of the visa and proof of immunity, but after a long wait, his visa was revoked by the Australian authorities. Novak Djokovic’s visa has been revoked and he is being held in a government-run hotel, but the judge ruled that Djokovic would not be deported from Australia before Monday following an emergency online court appeal by the tennis player. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.