Detaineed refugee Mohammed Joy has pleaded to world No. 1 Novak Djokovic for help.
After Djokovic’s visa was cancelled by the Australian Border Force, the Serb was transported to an immigration hotel, where he was detained for a few days.
Joy has been detained at Park Hotel (the place were Djokovic was detained) for nine years and now he is calling for the world No. 1 to help him and those who are in his position.
Djokovic appeared in front of the judge on Monday and his visa was reinstated after winning his appeal.
“Mr. Djokovic, we wish you well and are pleased that you are free,” Joy said, per Sportskeeda. “Although we have been imprisoned for nine years, we don’t wish to see anyone imprisoned alongside us. You have seen firsthand how Australians treat us, although we are innocent refugees. Our food is disgusting, we have no medical treatment.”
Joy begs Djokovic for help
“Our mental health is severely affected. Our lives are broken,” Joy added. “We are happy that you could get out in 4 days although we are still here after more than 3,000 days. Please tell the world what is happening to us. And to the Australian and International media, please keep asking questions, they are our only hope.”
After leaving detention and getting his visa back, Djokovic said he was “pleased and grateful.”
“I am pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened in the past week, I want to stay and to try to compete at the Australian Open. I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans. For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong,” Djokovic said in an Instagram post.