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JERUSALEM - Djokovic "not blocked" at hotel for refugees

JERUSALEM – Djokovic “not blocked” at hotel for refugees

Canberra – (DPA) – The Australian government on Friday confirmed that Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has not been detained against his will, while the world’s number one player continues to be detained at a hotel used to house refugees and asylum seekers. In light of a controversy, he was exempted from the vaccine against the growing corona virus.

“Djokovic did not take place in Australia,” Australian Interior Minister Karen Andrews said in a radio interview today.
Djokovic was quoted in the Bloomberg News as saying, “Djokovic is free to leave at any time he wants. In fact, the border forces will make it easier for him.”

Djokovic, 34, was detained at the state-run secluded “Park” hotel in the Australian city of Melbourne, the British News Agency (PA Media) reported on Thursday. The result of the appeal against the decision of the Australian Border Force to rescind the decision was the entry visa to the country.
Djokovic, who has spoken out in the past about his stance against the vaccine, said on social media that he was exempted from entering the country before attending the Australian Open, but Australian officials denied this, he said. Did not provide sufficient evidence to justify the exception. Djokovic has been the victim of political persecution by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and others in the country’s government, and Serbian President Alexander Vuிக்i has demanded that the soldier be transferred from a terrible hotel to a private rented house. For his part, the father of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic said his son had already been taken prisoner by Australian authorities in light of the controversy over the world’s number one medical exemption from vaccination against the growing corona virus. .
Djokovic’s father explained: “Novak and his team submitted their documents like 25 tennis players (they got an exception). They had no problem, only Novak had problems.”
He added, “They wanted to humiliate him … They might have said: ‘Novak, don’t come,’ it could have been better, but they wanted to humiliate him, they still keep him in prison.” And the Serbian star’s father continued, “He’s not arrested, he’s in jail, they took everything he had, even his wallet, they just left him on the phone, did not change clothes, nowhere. Wash his face.”
He continued: “The star we are proud of is the prisoner of these idiots. It is a disgrace to them. The entire free world must stand on the side of Serbia. This is not a war for Novak and Serbia, it is a struggle of billions of people for freedom of expression and behavior.”
“Novak did not break any law, as seven billion people did,” he said. “They want to bring us down, they want to bring us all to our knees.” The Australian Prime Minister noted that Djokovic’s public speaking about the exemption had caught the attention of the Australian Border Force.
“What Australian border officials are doing is acting on the basis of intelligence to draw their attention to the possibilities that may come to the country,” Morrison told Sky Sports. “When people talk openly about what they have, what they do and their claims, they get attention,” he added.
“Anyone who does that, whether it’s a celebrity, a politician, a tennis star or a journalist, can expect more questions to be asked of them than anyone else,” Morrison continued.