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Australia cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa

Australia’s immigration minister has revoked the visa granted to Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, after the world number one star won a lawsuit earlier this week against an earlier revocation.

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said he had rescinded the visa “for reasons of health and order, and on the grounds of preserving the public interest”.

Djokovic’s participation in the Australian Open, which begins on the 17th of this month, remains suspended, after the Australian authorities prevented him from entering the country by canceling his entry visa upon his arrival at Melbourne Airport, considering that the reasons for his exemption do not meet the strict conditions imposed to enter its territory in the fight against Covid. -19, to be transferred to the Melbourne Passenger Detention Centre.

Djokovic succeeded in his appeal and won a moral victory over the Australian government when a federal judge ordered the cancellation of the visa and his immediate release from the Melbourne passenger detention center.

However, today the Minister of Immigration used his powers to cancel his visa.

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