Costa Rica News – Eduardo Li, and most likely all other arrested leaders of FIFA, will be applying for bail.
Li is being held in a prison in Switzerland, where he was arrested. He has applied for bail on the basis of his age and health. His lawyer says this is a valid reason in any country.
He has diabetes and hypertension. A medical report explaining his treatment will need to be endorsed by a judge.
In many cases this type of request doesn’t work. It will be especially difficult since he is opposing the extradition process in order to be sent back to Costa Rica.
The judge will need to decide whether the formal requirements for bail are met, not whether the defendant is guilty or innocent.
Li’s lawyer believes the case against him is weak but may be extended because of how many officials are involved.