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Accused of having raped and beaten a 23-year-old girl in a Barcelona nightclub on December 30, the Spanish justice ruled this Tuesday that Dani Alves must remain in preventive detention and without the right to bail in the face of a possible flight risk.
According to information from the EFE news agency, the magistrates of the Barcelona Court dismissed the appeal filed by the Brazilian’s defense a few weeks ago.
Several days ago Alves appeared for the hearing of his appeal, which was behind closed doors in order to protect the identity of the victim, according to EFE. There, the South American requested his parole, arguing that he had roots in Spain and there was no latent risk of flight.
However, Justice does not think the same and in the morning hours of this Tuesday they decided to ratify the preventive detention of Alves without the right to bail in the Brians 2 detention center.
This decision has already generated reactions in the footballer’s defense, who consider that “he is still as innocent as he was before this opinion.” In a statement sent to the news agency EFEThey insisted that the Brazilian has never intended to leave the country and evade his responsibility to justice.
The person in charge of giving voice to the letter was his main lawyer, the Hispanic Cristóbal Martell, who described the resolution as “asymmetric” because, in his opinion, “it uses as evidence the statements of charge offered by the police report and, in On the other hand, the defense elements offered by the defense are different for the oral trial”.
The Spanish justice considers that Dani Alves’ risk of escape is possible due to his high economic capacity and quite possibly because he changed the chronology of the events on that night of December 30 in the bathrooms of the Sutton nightclub four times.
The former UNAM Pumas figure could face between four and 12 years if the sexual assault against the 23-year-old girl is confirmed, whose identity continues to be protected.
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