Spanish court agrees to release Dani Alves on bail of $1.1 million but imposes conditions to prevent his escape

Spanish court agrees to release Dani Alves on bail of .1 million but imposes conditions to prevent his escape

Barcelona — A Spanish court on Wednesday decreed the release on bail of Daniel Alves if the Brazilian soccer player deposits one million euros ($1.1 million) and surrenders his passports while he awaits the appeal of his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman in Barcelona.

In February, Alves was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for raping a woman in a nightclub in 2022.

He has been in prison since January 2023. Until now, judges had rejected his requests for parole on the grounds that he was a flight risk. Brazil does not extradite its citizens convicted abroad.

To get out of prison, in addition to the bail money, Alves must hand over his Brazilian and Spanish passports and is prohibited from leaving the country.

Both his defense and the prosecution have appealed the conviction. His defense is seeking acquittal while prosecutors want the prison sentence increased to nine years. At the moment, there is no date for the new trial in the highest court of Catalonia. The case could reach the Supreme Court in Madrid.

Kumneger Media
Kumneger Media
Kumneger Media is a News and Entertainment Website & Channel. Kumneger Media in addition to News and Entertainment it is the hub of Politics, Movies, Drama, Music, Comedy, Documentary and More!