Dani Alves left the Brians 1 prison on Monday, where he was placed on Friday, and he has been moved to Brians 2. The authorities have taken the decision to transfer the Brazilian right-back in order to guarantee his safety.
He was arrested for an alleged sexual assault on a young woman on the night of December 30 in a nightclub in Barcelona.
As reported by El Pais, the authorities have agreed this morning to proceed with Alves’ prison transfer in their bid to “ensure safety and coexistence”.
Brians 2, where former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was held, houses less than half of the inmates that Brians 1 prison hosts in each department. In addition, according to ABC, instead of having to share the shower area with other inmates, he will have an individual shower in his own cell.
Having his own toilet will prevent him from being forced to go to the common area. It is a center for prisoners serving jail sentences, but it also houses pre-trial detainees.
This is Alves’ case, as the judge ordered on Friday his pre-trial detention without bail for the alleged rape of a young woman amid the risk of him fleeing to Brazil.
Change of strategy
The contradictions in Alves’ statements, which changed up to three times, have not helped him and have also been the reason for his provisional imprisonment
Alves has realized that he is not handling the case well and that is why he has now decided to change his strategy. First of all, he is looking for new lawyers in Barcelona.
Up to this point, the case was being handled by the lawyer who has been dealing with his minor matters. However, the Brazilian star now considers that in a case of this type he needs criminal experts and this is the reason why he is in search of a new attorney.
The former Barcelona player has also asked for permission from the judge to make a new statement in which he gives his definitive version of the incident that took place in the Sutton Club in Barcelona.
Meanwhile, further details about testimonies of the alleged victim emerged on Monday.
“I resisted, but he was much stronger than me,” she said according to La Vanguardia.
She also claimed that she did not know that there was a toilet behind the door to which the player led her.
“I thought it was another VIP room,” she noted.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have distanced themselves from their former player, as Alves belonged to Mexican team Pumas when the alleged incident took place.
On Sunday, coach Xavi Hernandez rectified some statements that he made about Alves before the game against Getafe and stressed that his remarks were misinterpreted.
“I apologize to the victim and the victims of gender violence,” Xavi noted.
“I understand the criticism and I apologize. I feel bad that Dani could have done this kind of act.”