A high Brazilian court ordered this Friday the retention of Robinho’s passportwhile analyzing whether the former player can serve in the country the sentence that was imposed on him in Italy for rapereported official sources.
The Justice of the European country sentenced nine years in prison Robinho for participating in the gang rape of a young Albanian woman in Milan in 2013.
The decision was made by the magistrate of the Superior Court of Justice, Francisco Falcão, who took into account the seriousness of the crime, the international repercussion of the case and the economic condition of the player, who could facilitate an eventual escape from Brazil.
According to the statement released by the entity, the judge considered the “indications” that the former soccer player “attempted to circumvent Italian criminal law” and, likewise, “could leave Brazil to avoid serving the sentence.”
In this sense, while this request for approval is being processed, it is convenient to establish precautionary measures other than imprisonment to guarantee a possible future decision in compliance with the request for execution of the sentence in national territory.
According to the decision, the player’s passport must be delivered directly to the high Court of Justice.
Last October, Italy requested the extradition of the former Real Madrid and AC Milan striker after convicting him of rape, but according to the Brazilian Constitution, the extradition of nationals is prohibited.
For this reason, Italy requested that the sentence be served in his country of origin.
The events occurred in 2013 when, according to investigations, Robinho allegedly made the woman, then 23 years old, drink until she was unconscious and then forced her, together with a group of friends, to have sex in a nightclub cloakroom without her being able to. stand against.
At that time the footballer had a contract with Milan, a team in which he was for four seasons (2010-2014).
(With information from EFE)