A Romanian court extended the brothers’ detention for a second time on Thursday. Check out When will Andrew Tate be released from jail ?
When will Andrew Tate be released from jail ?
Controversial influencer Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan, who were arrested in connection with human trafficking and s*xual assault cases, will remain in custody until February 27, 2023.
A judge in Romania has granted a request to extend by another 30 days the arrest of Andrew Tate, the social media personality who was detained in the country on charges of being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking, and rape, an official said Friday.
Tate, 36, a British-US citizen who has 4.7 million followers on Twitter, was initially detained on December 29, in Bucharest, Romania’s capital. His brother, Tristan, and two Romanian women were arrested and held in the same case.
Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s anti-organised crime agency, DIICOT, told The Associated Press that prosecutors requested the second 30-day extension Thursday to keep all four in detention while the investigation continued. A judge approved the request Friday, she said.
The judge’s decision at the Bucharest Tribunal came after all four lost an appeal last week in a Bucharest court against a judge’s December 30 ruling to extend their arrests from 24 hours to 30 days.
Ioan Gliga, a lawyer for the Tate brothers, said he considered the ruling Friday as “totally unjustified.” “Only an hour ago, the session was closed and the file has 20 volumes,” he said, “I find it very hard to believe that someone has the physical capacity to study the file in such a short time, as only yesterday it reached the tribunal.”
A post on Andrew Tate’s Twitter account Thursday read: “I’m in detention as they ‘look’ for evidence. Evidence they will never find because we are not guilty. They have and will continue to ignore and throw away any and all testimony or hard evidence (that) we are innocent.”
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