Neymar behind the release of Dani Alves


By: Manu Tournoux

Dani Alves, sentenced to four and a half years in prison for rape, was released on parole. Not without the intervention of Neymar.

After numerous rejections, Dani Alves' request for conditional release was accepted by the Barcelona court this Wednesday. This while the person concerned received a four and a half year prison sentence a few weeks ago for the rape of a young woman in a Barcelona nightclub in December 2022.

We knew Neymar Jr, very close to the former Barça and PSG full-back, supporting the man who was also his teammate in the Brazilian selection. Even lending him a hand in terms of lawyers. But according to La Vanguardia, the star, now in Saudi Arabia in the ranks of Al-Hilal, did much more than put his personal guard at the disposal of his friend.

Pending an appeal trial

The Catalan publication ensures that Neymar himself paid Dani Alves' bail to obtain his release. A lock worth a million euros. The crack auriverde would also have paid the lawyer's fees and the compensation awarded to the victim, to the tune of 150,000 euros. “ It's a scandal that we let a person go free when we know he can raise a million euros in no time “, the plaintiff's defense has already reacted, denouncing ” scandal ” And ” justice for the rich“.

Free and under judicial supervision, Dani Alves will have to report to the Barcelona court once a week. With the ban on approaching within one kilometer of the victim. His Spanish and Brazilian passports were confiscated so that he would not leave the territory. It remains to be seen the final verdict handed down in this case. The prosecution appealed the initial sentence, not considering it severe enough.

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