UPDATE: Avi Yemini Released After Melbourne Airport Detention, But His Passport Confiscated!

UPDATE 9:40pm ET / 11:40pm AEST: Avi Yemini has been released after an emergency phone call to his lawyer.

Avi’s passport, however, was not delivered with him. Stay tuned!


rebel newsAustralia’s Chief Correspondent Avi Yemini has been arrested at Melbourne Airport in Australia. On Twitter, Avi reported that his passport is being seized due to a “scratch” on the document.

Over the last week, Avi has been in Switzerland covering the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Read more about our six-person team reporting from these conferences by visiting WEFReports.com.

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