Appeals Filed: Dani Alves’ Defense Pushes for Temporary Freedom

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Dani Alves / Getty Images

The Provincial Court of Barcelona is set to hear appeals for Dani Alves’ four and a half year sexual assault sentence.

The Provincial Court of Barcelona will host a hearing on Tuesday, March 19th, starting at 9 a.m., to decide on Dani Alves’ freedom, sentenced to four and a half years in prison for sexual assault, following appeals from both the prosecution and the Brazilian player’s defense. Journalist Carlos Quílez explained on TV3’s ‘Tot es Mou’ that Alves could potentially be released from prison temporarily this week, as both the prosecution and defense have appealed the sentence, with the defense arguing for provisional release pending the appeal resolution.

Quílez emphasized that the outcome of the hearing would determine whether Alves remains in custody pending the higher court’s decision, characterizing the situation as uncertain, with a 50-50 chance of release. He suggested that Alves’ release this week is not impossible, citing skepticism from the court regarding significant aspects of the victim’s testimony during the trial.