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Andrew Tate Complains About Cockroaches And No Natural Light In First Email From Prison

Andrew Tate has provided an update to his followers regarding his current situation in prison.

The former professional kickboxer and social media influencer has been detained in a Romanian prison since December.

He and his brother Tristan were arrested during a large-scale raid on December 29, and he has been in custody since then. His request for release from his 30-day arrest period was denied.

Tate has sent out his first email newsletter to his followers after being given permission by prison officials to communicate with the outside world.

The newsletter was published by YouTube account Fesify and it stated: "I will send you my daily lessons from an unjust imprisonment.

"They're trying to break me. Thrown inside a cell without light.

"Cockroaches, lice and bed bugs, are my only friends at night.

"When the guards bring me to and from the courtroom, I stay absolutely respectful.

"They try to pour hatred into my heart. But please and thank you, you stick with me at all times.

"Our prison guards are just performing their jobs, they have families to feed in times of hardship. Do not forget your manners.

"They are trying to break my iron mind with unjust imprisonment. My absolute respect for everyone around me is my act of absolute rebellion.

"They cannot break me."

This should not come as a surprise as a report on the conditions within Romanian prisons found them to be far from comfortable.

A 2021 investigation conducted by the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment found that Romanian prison cells are notorious for being dirty, infested with cockroaches.

The report revealed that prisoners are confined to small, dirty cells for 23 hours a day, with the exception of one hour of 'outdoor recreation' time.

After that hour, they are returned to the cramped and dilapidated cells provided by Romania's prison system.

Andrew Tate is being investigated by Romania's Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) for alleged involvement in human trafficking, rape and the formation of a criminal organization.

It is alleged that the former Big Brother contestant, along with his brother Tristan, were part of a group that lured women to reside in properties located in Ilfov county, near Bucharest, under false pretenses.

The women were then reportedly forced, through the use of physical violence and mental manipulation, into producing pornographic content.

Tate has denied any wrongdoing through his lawyer.

After his arrest, authorities announced that Tate would be detained for 30 days while investigations were ongoing.