Novak Djokovic was taken into custody on Saturday by immigration officers as he fought the Australian government’s efforts to deport him.
Court documents filed by his legal professionals confirmed that as of 9:19 a.m. in Melbourne, he was being held in immigration detention, awaiting a courtroom’s ruling on whether or not he can stay in Australia.
A choose had dominated that Djokovic can be allowed to remain at his residence till a Saturday morning assembly with immigration officers. After that, he was taken into custody and escorted to the office of his attorneys.
On Saturday afternoon, Australian information shops reported that Djokovic had been delivered to the Park Hotel in Melbourne, where he was held for a number of days after his preliminary try to enter the nation. Australia can be holding refugees and asylum seekers there beneath a much-criticized detention program.
On Sunday morning, border officers are anticipated to escort Djokovic again to his lawyer’s places of work for a listening to in which each side will lay out their cases.
The choose has dominated that Djokovic can’t be deported till after the courtroom enchantment is over. It is unclear whether or not he would voluntarily depart the nation. His legal professionals didn’t return emails in search of touch upon Saturday.
Djokovic’s legal professionals, anxious concerning the media storm round his case, have sought to maintain his location secret. A choose 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 must be stored out of immigration detention all through the enchantment.