Tate brothers to appeal extension of detention in Bucharest

Andrew Tate yells ‘You know I’m innocent’ as he arrives at Romanian court with his brother to appeal their detention over alleged sex trafficking

  • British brothers accused of human trafficking and rape are detained in Romania
  • Andrew and Tristan Tate will appeal preventive arrest extended on 20 January

Andrew and Tristan Tate have arrived at the Bucharest Court of Appeal to contest the extension to their detention period.

Andrew, 36, was heard shouting, ‘you know I’m innocent!’ as he stepped out of a police van. 

The Court of Appeal will soon review whether the brothers and their alleged accomplices pose a danger to society.

They are currently held under investigation for allegedly ‘forming an organised criminal group, human trafficking and rape’.

If the appeal is successful, Andrew and Tristan Tate, 34, will be released immediately. If not, they will remain in detention until at least 27 February. 

Former kickboxing champion Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan arrive in court to attend their appeal in Bucharest, Romania on 1 February 2023

Andrew (L) and Tristan (R) Tate pictured on 1 February going to the Bucharest Court of Appeal

The brothers, as well as Georgiana Naghel and Luana Alexandra Radu, are held in Romania on a pre-trial detention.

They received a preventive arrest warrant on 30 December 2022 and have since been held by the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) in Romania, where both are based. 

Prosecutors initially argued the brothers, if granted bail, could ‘exercise psychic control’ over the people they are accused of trafficking.

Both have maintained their innocence. 

On 20 February, the Bucharest Tribunal extended the preventive arrest warrant from 29 January until 27 February, and could extend further. 

Andrew Tate (C) and his brother are under investigation for allegedly forming a criminal group, human trafficking and rape

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