Eritrean Man Faces Charges for Violating Visa Conditions in Melbourne,

Australia, Police

An Eritrea-born man is set to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tonight, facing charges of allegedly breaching his visa-mandated curfew conditions and failing to maintain his electronic monitoring device. The 36-year-old man was located in Footscray by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) before he was charged.

According to the AFP, it is believed that the man violated the conditions of his Commonwealth visa between 22nd April and 27th May 2024 by failing to comply with his residential curfew obligations and neglecting to maintain his electronic monitoring device.

The charges against the man carry a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment and a fine of $93,900. The AFP has urged journalists to contact them during regular business hours to learn more about their efforts in keeping Australia safe. They also encourage the public to follow their social media channels for updates on their operations.

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While this incident may not be groundbreaking news, it sheds light on the importance of complying with visa conditions and the consequences that can arise from failure to do so.