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Dani Alves reviews for weekly Barcelona court docket check-in

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Former Brazil footballer Dani Alves on Thursday checked in at a Barcelona court docket for his mandated weekly go to, accompanied by his lawyer Inés Guardiola.

Alves, who spent about 10 minutes in court docket on Thursday and didn’t deal with media ready outdoors the courthouse, had been launched from jail on Monday after making the €1 million ($1.08m) bail cost required whereas he awaits the results of an attraction to his rape conviction.

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Alves wore a brown jacket over shirt, pants and footwear that had been all white and upon exiting the courthouse, walked the few metres to a automobile ready curbside. He’s required to return to the court docket each Friday, and another time when ordered to take action.

Alves final month was discovered responsible of raping a girl in a nightclub in December 2022 and sentenced to 4 years, six months in jail. He denied wrongdoing through the three-day trial.

The previous Barcelona participant on Monday handed over his Spanish and Brazilian passports, with prosecutors having argued towards releasing him on bail due to a potential flight danger.

Alves spent the final 14 months within the Brians II jail situated 45 minutes from Barcelona, since he was detained preventively by authorities investigating the rape accusation towards him.

He isn’t allowed to go away Spain and is prohibited from approaching or speaking with the sufferer.

Spain’s state prosecutors’ workplace in Barcelona have requested the court docket to rethink bail, saying they believed the danger of Alves fleeing elevated after he was discovered responsible. They needed Alves to stay jailed whereas awaiting his attraction. Brazil doesn’t extradite its residents when they’re sentenced in different international locations.

No date has been set for the appeals trial at the next court docket in Barcelona. After that, the case may go to the Spanish supreme court docket in Madrid. Alves’ legal professionals are searching for his acquittal whereas prosecutors need his jail sentence elevated to 9 years. The sufferer’s lawyer desires him jailed for 12 years.

Data from The Related Press and EFE information company was used on this report.