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Andrew Tate faces rough conditions inside Romanian jail amid investigation
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Andrew Tate faces rough conditions inside Romanian jail amid investigation

Prison conditions will be a far cry from the luxurious stays the controversial influencer is used to.

Andrew Tate, his brother Tristan, and two Romanian nationals will be made to live in squalid and cramped conditions for the next 30 days as they languish in pre-trial detention.

Authorities raided the home of the self-proclaimed misogynist and his brother in Tristan in Pipera, at the northern edge of Bucharest, on Thursday December 29.

It was confirmed on Friday December 30 the four will be held in jail for a month as per a request by Romanian prosecutors.

But, unfortunately for Tate, prison conditions will be a far cry from the luxurious stays the controversial influencer is used to.

As per a 2021 report carried out by the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Romanian prison cells are renowned for offering digs of cockroach-infested filth.

The report indicated that inmates remain inside cramped, squalid cells for 23 hours per day with the exception of one hour of 'outdoor recreation' time.

But, when that hour is up, they're back inside to enjoy their 'dilapidated' cells provided for them by Romania's penal system.

The report read: "Material conditions in all the prisons visited were generally poor, with cells dilapidated, lacking equipment (storage space, tables and chairs), and mattresses and bedding worn out and infested with bed bugs and cockroaches."

Not so cosy, it would seem, but that will be Tate's life for the foreseeable future.

The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) - which was in charge of the arrest operation - said it is investigating alleged human trafficking, rape and the formation of an organised criminal group.

DIICOT released a statement, saying: "The prosecutors of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism - Central Structure together with police officers from the Bucharest Organized Crime Brigade implemented 5 home search warrants in a case in which investigations under the aspect of committing the crimes of constituting an organized criminal group, human trafficking and rape."

According to DIICOT, six people have been identified in relation to the investigation, one of whom is said to have been violently sexually assaulted in March.


Some of the suspects allegedly used the 'loverboy' method of trafficking, which involves a man luring a victim into a relationship in order to sexually exploit them later, DIICOT said.

Tate and his brother have been under investigation since April alongside two Romanian nationals.

But it was Tate himself who tipped off his location to authorities in a video attacking Greta Thunberg in the middle of a bizarre internet feud.

As per Romanian newspaper Gândul, authorities had been lying in wait for the two brothers to both be in the country before launching the raids.

Topics: Crime, News, World News