Alves sale de prisión tras pagar la fianza de un millón de euros / Dani Alves is released from prison after paying the one-million-euro bail

POR EFE – BARCELONA.- El futbolista Dani Alves ha salido esta tarde de la prisión de Brians 2 (Barcelona) tras depositar en el juzgado el millón de euros de fianza que le impuso el pasado miércoles la Audiencia de Barcelona para concederle la libertad provisional, mientras se resuelven los recursos por su condena por violar a una joven.

Alves, condenado en primera instancia a cuatro años y seis meses de prisión por violar a una joven en los lavabos de la discoteca Sutton de Barcelona el 30 de diciembre de 2022, ha abandonado el centro penitenciario de Brians 2, en el que ha estado encarcelado desde el 20 de enero de 2023, a pie y acompañado de su abogada, Inés Guardiola, hasta un coche que les esperaba en el aparcamiento de la cárcel, en medio de una gran expectación mediática.

Asimismo, Alves ha consignado esta mañana la fianza de un millón de euros en la cuenta de la sección 21 de la Audiencia de Barcelona (la sala que lo juzgó y condenó) y ha entregado sus dos pasaportes (el español y el brasileño) tras lo cual ha podido salir de prisión en libertad provisional.


Dani Alves is released from prison after paying the one-million-euro bail

By IRIA GRANDAL DÍDAC PIFERRER – ADAPTED BY SAM The Brazilian had been in prison for 14 months

The footballer has finally been able to raise the amount after intense days of negotiations. Initially, all eyes were on the Neymar family, who helped Dani Alves at the beginning of the case and gave him 150,000 euros, which later served to mitigate the penalty. His accounts were frozen and he has had more difficulties than expected.

Anyway, everything pointed to the fact that this Monday he would be released from Brians 2. Last Friday, the Brazilian asked for an extra hour to be able to post bail: from 14:00 to 15:00. In any case, he could not present it then and Alves had to spend the weekend in prison. The efforts of this Saturday and Sunday by his entourage have been fruitful.

The precautionary measures of his provisional freedom

Dani Alves, in addition to posting bail of one million euros, has handed over his two passports, Brazilian and Spanish, through his defense, led by lawyer Ines Guardiola. The footballer will not be allowed to leave the national territory. In addition, he is forbidden to approach the victim, affected by the recent events according to the private prosecution, and the places she frequents. He will not be able to contact her and will have to appear weekly in court.

Alves’ flight risk

The ex-player has been asking the courts for months for provisional release, but had always been rejected on the grounds of a high risk of flight due to the high purchasing power of the accused. Taking into account that Brazil does not have an extradition treaty with Spain, the courts have decided on numerous occasions to keep him in prison.

However, things changed last Wednesday, when the Court of Barcelona did agree to his provisional release on bail of one million euros. A high figure that surprised Dani Alves but that, working against the clock, he managed to collect. In any case, it has not been an easy scenario since in the last few hours supporters with whom he counted on to help in the payment, such as the Neymar family, have publicly disassociated themselves.

The sentence is not yet final

Thanks to this, Dani Alves leaves Brians 2 prison today awaiting the final sentence after the appeals presented by the Prosecutor’s Office, by the private prosecution and by the defense. While the Prosecutor’s Office and the private prosecution request that the sentence be increased, rejecting the mitigating circumstance of reparation of the damage, the defense points out just the opposite, that the mitigating circumstance be considered as very qualified, which would reduce even more the sentence imposed.

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