NOVAK Djokovic’s father has called on QUEEN to interfere in his son’s visa film and “defend human rights” of the tennis star after he was allegedly arrested.
World number one tennis player’s father, Srdjan Djokovic, has said Australia is a “fake democracy” and claimed his son is being treated like a “political prisoner”.
Djokovic, 34 years old, is hold for six hours at Melbourne Airport was then ordered to quarantine at a grim immigration hotel last week after attempting to enter the country using a “medical waiver”.
Officials told him he was exempt from Strict Covid clamp Down Under is flawed.
But a judge overturn the decision on Monday, ordered the player’s immediate release from the quarantine hotel and demanded that the government pay for his legal costs.
Djokovic’s father Srdjan then caused hysteria when he announced his son had been arrested and sent back to jail.
Government officials insist Djokovic has never been arrested and say he is free to move into his rented accommodation.
During a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Srdjan called on the Queen to get involved in the debacle and “defend the human rights” of his son, New Zealand Herald report.
According to a translation, he said: “I call on Queen Elizabeth, leader of the Commonwealth, to intervene and defend my son’s human rights as well as prevent political prosecution against him since he was born. it’s coming to Australia.”
The smoking father added: “I call on all Australians and around the world to speak out against terrorism, and the brutal human rights abuses committed by the world’s best tennis player.
“Australia has become a backward, a mockery of the free world, they treat Novak Djokovic, my son, your world champion, like a political prisoner. Like a terrorist. father at Guantanamo Bay.
“They took away his right to play, his personal rights, his freedom of opinion.
“But I openly declare: The political beasts will not break it. The whole world can now see a fake democracy led by Scott.
“Novak is considered by the Australian government as an enemy of the state, not the best tennis player in the world who always helps Australia with charitable donations. He is treated like a citizen by racists. lower class.”
Mr Srdjan said Australia was “run by political criminals who don’t respect individual rights or court decisions”.
He also considers Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison a “dictator”.
He said: “Today’s autocracy has revealed its true face. Contrary to the decision of the Independent Court of Australia, dictator Scott ordered my son’s arrest,
“Your world champion, Novak Djokovic, and deport him, ban him from entering this country for three long years. The court has shown that the law exists in Australia, but Scott dared to bring justice. into my hand.”
‘THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE’
Meanwhile, the tennis star’s brother, Djordje, said: “We are fighters for justice and the rule of law. We have done everything we can to follow the procedures and let people on. The world saw that we needed to send love to Novak.”
But Djokovic’s family briefly halted the press conference after a question was asked about what happened a day after he tested positive for Covid on December 16.
Snaps shows him smiling without a mask while presenting awards to a group of young tennis fans during a ceremony at the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade, where was reported to take place on December 17.
Djokovic has back to court on Monday and vowed to play at the Australian Open after winning the visa court – but ministers still threatened to deport him.
He tweeted on Monday: “I am pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation.
“Despite everything that’s happened, I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen. I’m still focused on that. I flew here to compete at one of the most important events we’ve ever seen. I have before great fans.
“I can’t say more right now but THANK YOU all for standing with me through all of this and encouraging me to stay strong.”
Djokovic shared his message along with a photo of himself training at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne just hours after he was released from immigration detention.
But the minister’s powers could be used to revoke Djokovic’s visa again and order his expulsion from the country, which would see him banned from competition for three years.
Immigration Minister Alex Hawke can use “personal discretion” to proceed with another revocation.
The Australian government confirmed Mr. Hawke is still considering whether to cancel Djokovic’s visa or not.
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