Minister Francisco Falcão, of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), determined today (24) that former soccer player Robinho deliver his passport to the court. The former athlete will have five days to comply with the measure.
In the decision, the minister cited the possibility of the former player’s escape from the country and the seriousness of the crime committed to justify Robinho’s ban on leaving Brazil.
The request for seizure of the document was made by the Brazilian Union of Women, an entity that was authorized by Falcão to monitor the progress of the case and speak out on the matter in court.
Robinho is the subject of a request for approval of the foreign sentence, required by the Italian government, where the former player was convicted in three instances of involvement in a collective rape, which occurred inside a Milan nightclub, in 2013. nine years in prison.
Italy had requested Robinho’s extradition. The Brazilian Constitution, however, does not provide for the possibility of extradition of natural-born citizens. For this reason, the European country decided to request the transfer of the former player’s sentence. Thus, the court will analyze whether the conviction can be recognized and enforced in Brazil.
During the processing of the request, Robinho’s defense informed the STJ that he intended to hand over the passport spontaneously and that the former player is interested in collaborating with the Justice.