Novak Djokovic was taken into custody on Saturday by immigration officers as he fights the Australian authorities’s efforts to deport him.
Courtroom paperwork filed by his legal professionals confirmed that as of 9:19 a.m. in Melbourne he was being held in immigration detention as a court docket decides whether or not he will be deported after getting into Australia with out being vaccinated.
A decide had dominated that Djokovic could be allowed to remain at his residence till a Saturday morning assembly with immigration officers, after which he was taken into custody and escorted to the workplace of his attorneys. It was unclear the place he was held after that.
Border officers are anticipated to escort him once more to his lawyer’s workplaces on Sunday morning for the listening to during which either side will lay out their case.
The decide has dominated that Djokovic can’t be deported till after the court docket attraction is over. It’s unclear whether or not he would voluntarily go away the nation. His legal professionals didn’t return emails looking for touch upon Saturday.
Djokovic’s legal professionals, apprehensive concerning the media storm round his case, have sought to maintain his location secret. A decide dominated that each Djokovic’s attorneys and the immigration division needed to agree upon his whereabouts.
On Friday, Djokovic’s legal professionals unsuccessfully argued that he needs to be stored out of immigration detention during the attraction.