convicted of rape in Spain, Dani Alves requests provisional release

Brazilian footballer Dani Alves, sentenced last month to four and a half years in prison for rape, requested his provisional release from a Barcelona court on Tuesday March 19, while waiting to be decided on the appeal he filed against his conviction. During a brief closed session, the prosecution expressed its disagreement with this request, believing that the risk of flight was significant. Alves’ lawyer, Me Inés Guardiola, argued that her client, in detention since January 2023, had already served a quarter of the sentence handed down against him in February and assured that he would not try to flee, judicial sources indicated. In addition, the defense proposed posting a bail of 50,000 euros or even that the footballer’s two passports be withdrawn, according to the same sources. Dani Alves, who appeared by videoconference from the Barcelona prison where he is detained, assured the judges that he would not flee if he obtained this release and added that he believed in justice, they added. specified these judicial sources. The magistrates’ decision could be made public relatively quickly.

Published on: 03/19/2024 – 2:40 p.m.

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The Brazilian Dani Alvès. AFP – PAU BARRENA

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