Novak Djokovic was taken into custody by immigration officers on Saturday as he fought Australian authorities efforts to deport him.
Court docket paperwork submitted by his attorneys confirmed that he was in immigration detention in Melbourne at 9:19am awaiting a court docket’s resolution on whether or not he could be allowed to stay in Australia.
A choose had dominated that Djokovic may stay at his residence pending a gathering with immigration officers on Saturday morning. He was then taken into custody and escorted to his attorneys’ workplace.
On Saturday afternoon, Australian information retailers reported Djokovic was taken to the Park Lodge in Melbourne, the place he was held for a number of days after his first try at entry. Australia additionally holds refugees and asylum-seekers there as a part of a much-criticized detention program.
Border officers are scheduled to escort Djokovic again to his regulation workplaces on Sunday morning for a listening to the place either side will current their instances.
The choose has dominated that Djokovic can’t be deported till the appeals course of is accomplished. It’s unclear whether or not he would go away the nation voluntarily. His attorneys didn’t reply to emails looking for remark Saturday.
Djokovic’s attorneys, involved concerning the media storm surrounding his case, have tried to maintain his whereabouts a secret. A choose dominated that each Djokovic’s attorneys and immigration officers must agree on his whereabouts.
On Friday, Djokovic’s attorneys unsuccessfully argued that he needs to be stored out of immigration detention in the course of the appeals course of.