Australian court orders Novak Djokovic release from detention | DW News

Novak Djokovic has won his right to stay in Australia after a judge ruled in his favor on Monday, finding the government’s decision to revoke his visa "unreasonable." Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly ordered the government to release Djokovic from the hotel quarantine within 30 minutes of the ruling, and return his passport and other travel documents to him. The ruling rekindles the world tennis number one’s hopes of winning a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title. However, the court was told Australia’s immigration minister has reserved the right to exercise ministerial power to revoke Djokovic’s visa. In response, the judge warned the government lawyers that "the stakes have now risen, rather than receded."

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Novak Djokovic’s Detention In Australia Draws International Uproar

Novak Djokovic, the world’s top men’s tennis player, remains in detention in Melbourne Saturday morning because he is unvaccinated against COVID-19. His lawyers mounted a new legal challenge, hoping to get him out of quarantine and back onto the tennis court. NBC’s Sam Brock reports for Weekend TODAY.

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Ethiopia: Ethnic minority rounded up in detention facilities | DW News

Thousands of Tigrayans are being forcibly expelled, detained or killed in a fresh wave of ethnic violence in the western part of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, two rights groups warned on Thursday. In a joint statement, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) blamed armed groups from Amhara, which are aligned with Ethiopia’s military, for the abuses.

Western Tigray has seen some of the worst violence in the 13-month war between Ethiopia’s military, aided by forces from the Amhara and Afar regions and Tigrayan forces (TPLF). "Tigrayan civilians attempting to escape the new wave of violence have been attacked and killed. Scores in detention face life-threatening conditions including torture, starvation, and denial of medical care," HRW and Amnesty International said. They spoke to 31 people in western Tigray who described the surge of abuses.

According to witnesses, whose stories were partly corroborated by satellite imagery, Amhara security forces, including the region’s police and members of local militia, Fano, rounded people up and took people to makeshift detention sites.

One former detainee, who escaped from the sites, told the rights groups he knew of 30 people who died while he was held there, including seven of the 200 men in his cell. A government spokesman denied Amhara security forces were responsible for the attack. He told Reuters news agency the abuses were committed by Tigrayan forces.

Rights groups have accused fighters on all sides of carrying out atrocities including sexual violence, extrajudicial murder and ethnically motivated crimes. Last week HRW accused TPLF fighters of summarily executing dozens of civilians in two Amhara towns they briefly controlled between August and September.

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‘Every year there is an eternity’: Trevor Reed’s father on Russian detention

Following President Joe Biden’s call with Vladimir Putin, ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Joey Reed on the detention of his son Trevor Reed, detained in Russia since 2019.

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Libya: Thousands of migrants rounded up and taken to ‘inhumane’ detention centres

They were trying to reach Europe when they were forcibly turned back at sea. The Libyan authorities have rounded up thousands of refugees and migrants over the last week, holding them in detention centres where conditions are described as "inhumane". (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

In the last few hours, several hundred people have escaped en masse from one of Tripoli’s largest camps. There are now fears for their safety, amid reports of indiscriminate shooting.

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Israel extends detention of ‘Iran hitman’ in Cyprus

Cyprus has extended custody for a man Israel alleges was hired by Iran to assassinate its citizens

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Kovrig’s and Spavor’s friends react to their release from Chinese detention

Jacco Zwetsloot, a friend of Michael Spavor, and Joanna Chiu, national correspondent for the Toronto Star, author of China Unbound and a friend of Michael Kovrig, told CBC chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton that they expected the process of the men’s release to take months.

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