Serbian President Vučić on visa cancellation: Australia's judicial system means nothing
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić reacted to the revocation of an Australian visa to tennis player Novak Djokovic, saying that the Australian judiciary means nothing, since the final decisions are made by the executive branch, contrary to the decisions of the judiciary. TASS writes about it.
According to him, the decision to cancel Djokovic's visa was personally welcomed by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “I am surprised by the fact that such decisions can be taken by the authorities against the legitimate decisions of the judiciary,” the Serbian leader said, adding that by doing so, the Australian authorities showed “what independent justice looks like and, above all, what meaningless justice looks like.”
Vučić stressed that the attacks and pressure on Djokovic had reached such proportions that he “did not consider it possible not to speak out and say” what he thinks about this and what Serbia's response to this will be.
“If you didn’t want to let Djokovic win the Melbourne tournament for the 10th time, why didn’t you immediately say so? Why are you mocking and torturing not only him, but also his family and the whole nation?” he asked himself.
The tennis player is being expelled from the country for the second time, as his visa does not include data on a medical exemption from vaccination against COVID-19. On January 10, Djokovic managed to win the appeal and get the opportunity to take part in the Australian Open (Australian Open), which will be held from January 17 to 30.