Immigration lawyer: Novak Djokovic probably won't testify during visa court hearing

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Immigration lawyer: Novak Djokovic probably won't testify during visa court hearing

Australian immigration lawyer Daniel Estrin doesn't expect Novak Djokovic to testify during his visa court hearing.

Djokovic was detained at the Melbourne Airport for nine hours before the Australian Border Force cancelled his visa. Djokovic was then transported to an immigration camp, where he is awaiting for his visa court hearing.

“Djokovic’s visa has been cancelled. Rules are rules, especially when it comes to our borders. No one is above these rules. Our strong border policies have been critical to Australia having one of the lowest death rates in the world from COVID, we are continuing to be vigilant," Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tweeted.

Djokovic appealed the decision

A few days ago, leading Australian lawyer Justin Quill said he expects an interlocutory injunction to be granted in the Djokovic case. “I suspect the judge is going to say ‘I’m going to grant an interlocutory injunction, so basically a temporary injunction, stopping the deportation, and then I’m going to hear this case properly,” Quill told Tony Jones, filling in for Neil Mitchell.

“The wheels of justice don’t turn quickly, we know that. “That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to win the case”. Quill expects it to get resolved in Djokovic's favor. “The parties usually … resolve the case and that’s the end of it,” Quill said.

Djokovic's father, Srdjan, called out the Australian authorities and specifically mentioned Australian Prime Minister Morrison. “Jesus was crucified on the cross, and everything was done to him, but he is alive among us even now.

Now Novak is being crucified, they are doing everything to him,” Srdjan said, per Gaspar Ribeiro Lanca. “The leader of that faraway land, Scott Morrison… Dared to attack Novak and expel him before he had reached their country. They had wanted to throw him to his knees, and not just him, but our beautiful Serbia."

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