Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic commented on the annulment of the Australian visa to the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic.
“I am surprised by the fact that such decisions can be made by the authorities against the legitimate decisions of the judiciary. We are often lectured on the rule of law. With this decision, Australia showed us what independent justice looks like, ”TASS quotes the head of Serbia.
Recall that on January 14, Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced that Djokovic’s visa had been revoked. According to the minister, he made this decision in the interests of society.
On January 5, upon entering Australia, Djokovic encountered visa problems due to incorrect paperwork in connection with his medical exemption from vaccination against coronavirus. The tennis player was supposed to be deported, but his lawyers filed an appeal in federal court and achieved a positive decision.
Djokovic holds the record for winning the Australian Open (nine times) and the reigning champion of the tournament. Open Championship – 2022 starts on January 9, and Djokovic in the first round was supposed to play with his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic.
Formerly Shamil Tarpishchev tied up cancellation of Djokovic’s visa with the election campaign in Australia.