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22nd Mar 2023

Andrew Tate and his brother will remain in jail for another 30 days

Charlie Herbert

Andrew tate and brother to stay behind bars for another 30 days

They will stay behind bars until at least April 21

Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan are set to remain in jail for another 30 days after having their latest appeal rejected.

The YouTube influencer and his brother Tristan have been detained since December and are being investigated on charges of rape, people trafficking and forming an organised crime group.

Both have denied wrongdoing.

Lawyers for Tate have long argued that keeping him in preventative custody is unnecessarily harsh, when other judicial options – such as house arrest – are available.

Judges have so far disagreed, based on the perceived risk of Tate fleeing the country, influencing witnesses or evidence, or that his release would disturb public order.

In late February, the court ruled that Tate should remain in custody until 29 March.

And earlier this month, a Romanian court rejected his latest application for bail.

Now, judges had ruled for a fourth time that the Tate brothers should be remain in preventative detention while investigators continue to gather evidence against them.

The BBC reports that the investigation has not been expanded to cover possible money-laundering.

The brothers’ lawyers told a court in Bucharest prosecutors had brought no new evidence to Wednesday’s hearing.

They suggested their clients’ notoriety was contributing to the decision to keep them in custody.

No charges have been brought against the brothers or their two fellow suspects Luana Radu and Georgiana Naghel. They are to be kept behind bars until at least 21 April.

There’s yet to be a date set for trial, but under Romanian law they can be kept in detention for up to six months. This means they can only stay locked up until 27 June.

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