Daniel Alves case: bail in sight for the footballer, convicted of rape

By Jean Lootcheby Clysto

The Barcelona court announced this Wednesday March 20 that the Brazilian star, sentenced on February 22 to four and a half years in prison, could be released pending his appeal trial, on bail of one million euros. .

“Justice for the rich”.
The lawyer of the victim of Daniel Alves, Ms. Ester García, does not mince her words. And for good reason, the famous Brazilian footballer should no longer sleep very long in Catalan jails. Sentenced at first instance to four and a half years in prison for rape on February 22, after having spent more than a year in pre-trial detention, Dani Alves obtained this Wednesday, March 20 the green light from the Spanish courts for release . The continued pre-trial detention of the former defender, aged 40, pending his appeal trial, “can be avoided in exchange for paying a deposit of one million euros”announced in a press release the Barcelona court, which specified that in the event of release, justice would also confiscate the “two passports, Spanish and Brazilian” of the interested party.

The latter, in addition, is prohibited “from approaching the complainant at a distance of at least 1,000 meters from her home, her place of work and any other place frequented by the complainant, as well as to communicate with her by any means. »‘ “It’s a scandal that we let a person go free when we know they can raise a million euros in no time.” castigates Me Ester García this Wednesday.

Having played for Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus Turin, but above all for FC Barcelona where he played most of his career, Daniel Alves is among the most successful players in the history of football. He was arrested at the beginning of 2023, after a complaint from a young girl who accused him of having raped her in the toilets of a nightclub in the capital of Catalonia, on the night of 30 as of December 31, 2022.

At the time of the events, the Brazilian, at the end of his career, wore the colors of the Mexican club Pumas (which sacked him as soon as the affair was publicized). Back from the World Cup in Qatar, he spent a few days of vacation in Spain.