Andrew Tate loses appeal in Romania over extended detention

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Andrew Tate, the controversial former kickboxer turned social media influencer, and his brother Tristan have lost their appeal and will remain in detention in Romania on allegations of human trafficking and rape.

The brothers will remain in the custody of Bucharest Police until Feb. 27, the Bucharest Court of Appeal ruled. The court’s decision is final.

Romanian police raided five homes and arrested the brothers and two female suspects, one a police officer, on December 29.

They allege the suspects had formed an organized criminal group that stretched from Romania to Britain and the United States, for the purpose of human trafficking.

The authorities allege that two of the suspects misled victims “into believing that they intended to enter into a marriage/cohabitation relationship” while transporting them to Romania and later sexually exploiting them with physical violence and coercion.

At least six victims were allegedly “sexually exploited by the organized criminal group,” according to a statement by Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT).


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