Dani Alves pays bail of 1 million and shall be free within the subsequent few hours after 14 months in jail | Society | EUROtoday

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Former FC Barcelona footballer Dani Alves, sentenced to 4 and a half years in jail for raping a younger girl on the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona, ​​has paid the bail of 1 million euros imposed on him by the Barcelona Court final week and shall be launched from jail. jail within the subsequent few hours after spending 14 months in preventive detention in Brians 2 jail (Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona).

The magistrates of the Barcelona Court issued an order on Wednesday wherein, for the primary time, they agreed to the request, requested so many instances by the protection, that Alves be launched. They did so on the situation that the participant, to keep away from the temptation to flee, paid a bail of 1 million euros, one of many highest imposed in Spain, in line with judicial sources consulted.

It took Alves a number of days to lift the sum. Once the sum was transferred to the court docket's account, the court docket has given directions to the jail administration to effectuate his launch. The participant, who has his accounts frozen in Brazil resulting from a dispute along with his ex-wife and didn’t have that quantity, has explored varied choices to make the cost as rapidly as potential.

The first and most direct was that of his pal Neymar's father, who had proven himself keen to assist him; The Brazilian striker already contributed the 150,000 euros that he paid for ethical damages to the sufferer and that helped him obtain a discount (because of the mitigating issue of repairing the harm) of the sentence. The different choice that he has been on the desk is a collection of pending returns from the Tax Agency, in opposition to which he has gained 4 court docket circumstances. The Treasury had given the identical Wednesday, urged by Alves' legal professionals, an order to execute the cost in two of these processes: 6.8 million euros that had been going to achieve his present account in a matter of days.

The conviction in opposition to Dani Alves was handed down only a month in the past. The magistrates imposed a sentence of 4 and a half years for the sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman within the bathrooms of a sales space on the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona. The decision considers it confirmed that he penetrated the woman with out her consent and along with her violence. The sentence that was lastly imposed was a lot decrease than what the accusations requested (9 years for the Prosecutor's Office, 12 for the sufferer) when making use of the mitigating circumstance of reparation for the harm.

Alves' protection appealed the sentence and requested his shopper's acquittal. At the identical time, Guardiola additionally requested that he be launched pending a remaining ruling, which may take no less than two years. The lawyer argued, in a listening to held this Tuesday, that her shopper has already served 1 / 4 of the sentence, that he has no intention of leaving Spain (the danger of flight is the explanation why he remained in provisional jail) and that He is registered in Barcelona. The subsequent day, in a decision issued by majority and never unanimously, Section 21 of the Barcelona Court agreed to his launch on bail of 1 million.

Now free after 430 nights behind bars, Alves should adjust to different obligations imposed by the court docket to attenuate the danger of escape. He should hand over (he has already performed so) his two passports (Brazilian and Spanish) and should seem weekly on the Barcelona Court. Alves won’t be able to go away Spain nor come inside one kilometer of the sufferer or talk along with her.