Novak Djokovic he is still waiting to see what decision the Australian government makes on his deportation. Meanwhile, the soap opera continues to advance and the information that comes out does not favor the Serbian at all. After learning of his visa errors and the failure of the QR code in his PCR report, new evidence has now come to light that could lead to various jail terms in Serbia and Australia for breaking the law.
The world number one acknowledged having made mistakes in the documents to enter Australia, since he traveled to Belgrade from Spain in the 14 days prior to arriving in the oceanic country. This failure could cost you dearly. In Australia they point out that sand exposes you to a prison sentence of up to five years for presenting false evidence, while from Serbia they assure that he could face three years in prison for breaking the isolation after testing positive.
“The maximum penalty for giving false evidence under the Crimes Act is a five-year prison term,” says the information published by the Australian newspaper The Age. In your travel statement, Djokovic He said that he had not made any trips in the 14 days before entering Australia when it was a lie because he had been in Belgrade a few days before.
The Australian Immigration Minister, Alex HawkeYou are studying the case carefully and do not want to make any hasty decisions. That is why the minister has again decided to postpone his decision on deporting the Serb. The soap opera was scheduled to end today, but it will eventually be extended for at least another day.
Up to three years in prison in Serbia
Australia is not the only country that is pissed off with Djokovic. From Serbia they have also been angry with the tennis player. The prime minister of the Balkan country lashed out at him for breaking Serbia’s health restrictions, which could cost him up to three years in prison. According The Guardian, Novak violated article 248 of the Serbian penal code not having been isolated after testing positive for coronavirus.
The penalty for this ranges from a fine to a three-year prison sentence. According to the report, Djokovic He tested positive on December 16 and on the 17th he was in an act with children and without a mask, while on the 18th he took some photos for the newspaper The team, also without a mask. In his statement he assured that he received the news that he was positive on the night of December 17, but in his sworn statement before the judge he explained, according to The Age, who was “examined and diagnosed” on December 16.