Brazil: Court withholds Robinho’s passport over Italian rape conviction

This Friday, the Superior Court of Justice ordered the retention of Robinho’s passport while it analyzes whether the former player can serve the sentence imposed on him in Italy in the country.

“While the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) analyzes the request for approval of the Italian sentence that sentenced the player Robinho to nine years in prison for the crime of rape, Minister Francisco Falcão prohibited the athlete from leaving the country. He must deliver the passport to the STJ within five days,” reads the court’s statement.

The European country’s judicial system sentenced Robinho to nine years in prison for participating in the group rape of a young Albanian woman in Milan in 2013.

According to the statement released by the Brazilian entity, the judge considered the “indications” that the former football player “tried to escape Italian criminal law” and also “could leave Brazil to avoid serving his sentence”.

According to the decision, the player’s passport must be delivered directly to the STJ.

Last October, Italy requested the extradition of the former Real Madrid and AC Milan striker after his conviction for violation, but according to the Brazilian Constitution, the extradition of nationals is prohibited.

Consequently, Italy requested that the sentence be served in its country of origin.

The events took place in 2013 when, according to investigations, Robinho allegedly forced the then 23-year-old woman to drink until she was unconscious and then forced her and a group of friends to have sex in the locker room of a nightclub without her being able to. resist.

At the time, the footballer had a contract with Milan, where he played for four seasons (2010-2014).

Source: Futebol 365 by

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