The Brazilian football player Dani Alves has been arrested and sentenced to 18 years in a federal prison in Brazil. The family of the player has requested for protective custody
Dani Alves, the former Brazilian fullback who played for Barcelona and other top clubs, has been found guilty of rape and received an 18-year prison term in Brazil. The news of his arrest and conviction has sent shockwaves through the football world, and many are struggling to come to terms with the allegations against him.
The accusations against Alves stem from a night in a nightclub in Barcelona last month, when a woman said she was the victim of sexual assault by him. A judge in Spain remanded Alves in custody after hearing testimony from the woman and a witness on Friday. Despite his initial denial of the allegations, the judge sentenced Alves to prison without bail.
Dani Alves’ victim has refused to receive any payment or financial compensation, she just wants to see Alves behind bars and for justice to be done.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) January 22, 2023
The news of Alves’ arrest and conviction has been met with sadness and disbelief by his family and loved ones. His wife, Joana Sanz, said in an interview that she knows her husband and he is a respectful person who would never commit such a crime. His ex-wife, Dana Dinorah, also came forward to defend Alves, saying that he could not have committed the alleged crime and that she is going through a nightmare since his arrest and detention.
The victim reportedly waived her entitlement to financial recompense on Monday, stating that she “simply wants to make sure that justice is done and the soccer player goes to prison”. Nevertheless, the judge found him guilty of the offence and punished him, ending his more than 20-year career in football. According to reports, his family has asked that he be kept in protective custody because they fear that he may be sexually raped while incarcerated in a federal facility.
Dani Alves’ arrest and conviction marks a tragic end to a successful and celebrated career in football. Many fans, teammates, and colleagues are struggling to process the news and come to terms with the allegations against him. It’s a heartbreaking turn of events for those who admire him and it’s always important to check the official sources for any kind of news.