BREAKING: Victoria Police apologize to Avi Yemini for ‘unlawful arrests’


Victoria Police have finally been forced to speak up and apologize to Rebel News Australia bureau chief Avi Yemini after they illegally arrested him while he reported on several occasions.

Yemini filed his case with the state’s Supreme Court after repeated incidents involving the police that prevented Yemini from doing his job from the front lines in Melbourne in 2020 and 2021.

After more than two years of fighting for this day… can I say we finally did it,said Ed.

“All I wanted from day one of this trial, all I wanted was for the police to admit their guilt.

“I was never out for a payout and I consistently demanded my apologies… My goal from the start was to make sure I could do my job like any other reporter, even if people threaten me and they don’t like what I do.” ‘ I say.

“All I wanted was a simple sorry so it wouldn’t happen again, which they refused every time… Until now.”

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Victoria Police finally made the apology, which read:

“On January 26, 2020, at approximately 1:10 p.m., Mr Yemini was arrested by members of the Victoria Police while conducting numerous video interviews with ‘Pay The Rent’ protesters and other members of the public gathered in the CBD of Melbourne.

“Mr Yemini has been detained and escorted from the area.”

Yemini was told at the time that it was “for his own safety.”

Later that year, Yemini was arrested again by Victoria Police.

“On September 5, 2020, at approximately 2:40pm, Mr Yemini was arrested by members of the Victoria Police Force while conducting numerous video interviews and recording events at the ‘Lockout Law’ meeting in Albert Park.

“Mr Yemini was detained for a short time after his arrest.

“On January 26, 2021, Mr Yemini was detained by members of the Victoria Police Force while conducting video interviews and recording events with protesters and other members of the public gathering in Melbourne’s CBD. Mr Yemini was detained and taken to drove Caulfield.”

Importantly, the official police statement admitted that Yemini was being treated unfairly, which was a major win for Yemini’s work reporting on future events in the state.

“On each occasion, Mr Yemini was wrongfully arrested and detained by members of the Victoria Police while reporting for Rebel News.

“The Victoria Police Department sincerely apologizes for the pain and embarrassment suffered by Mr Yemini on January 26, 2020, September 5, 2020 and January 26, 2021 as a result of the arrests and subsequent detention.

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