The Federal Court of Australia will publish reasons for its dismissal of tennis star Novak Djokovic's challenge to the cancellation of his visa on Thursday at 0515 GMT, the court said.
Judge Anthony Kelly ordered Djokovic be released within 30 minutes and his passport and other travel documents returned to him, rekindling the world number one's chance to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison — under additional pressure from soaring COVID-19 case numbers and the collapse of the once-excellent testing system — defended revoking Djokovic's visa at the last minute. "Rules are rules and there are no special cases," he said.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a Latin American woman to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined her Dhs50,000 on charges of importing 55 kilogrammes of cocaine inside her suitcase. The defendant alleged that the suitcase belonged to another person in her home country and she knew nothing about what it contained.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian, 47, to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs50,000 on charges of possessing and promoting drugs via a website and a WhatsApp messaging group.
The Dubai Court of Appeal ruled that a two-year sentence issued against an unemployed Arab be commuted to six months. The court upheld a fine of Dhs120,000 and deportation after serving his sentence.
The Dubai Criminal Court convicted a gang of four Africans, one of them is a fugitive, and sentenced them to 3 years in jail to be followed by deportation after serving their sentences, for stealing Dhs670,000 from the safe of a cargo company after breaking into it and threatening the accountant and two workers with a knife.
The Criminal Court in Dubai sentenced an Asian driver to six months in prison for embezzling Dhs60,000 from his workplace, and lost what he embezzled in gambling. The Court also ordered the convict to repay double the amount he embezzled and fined him Dhs5,000 for the second charge. He would be also deported after serving the terms, the Court ruled.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian to five years in jail to be followed by deportation. The man was convicted of attempting to kill his wife inside a villa in Jumeirah, Dubai, in which she worked as a maid.