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Salman Rushdie’s attacker prosecuted for “attempted murder and assault”

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Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old man born in the United States, was taken into custody. His victim is still hospitalized in serious condition. Article written by Published on 08/13/2022 20:53 Updated on 08/13/2022 20:55 Reading time: 1 min. Arrested immediately after stabbing Salman Rushdie, Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old young man born in the United States, was, on Saturday August 13, “formally prosecuted for attempted murder and assault”, announced the local police. The man was taken into custody at the Chautauqua County Jail in New York State where the incident occurred. >> What we know about the stabbing of writer Salman Rushdie in the United States. The attack took place around 11 a.m. Friday on the stage of the amphitheater at the Chautauqua cultural center, when a man “rushed on the stage” and “stabbed” the writer, several times “at the neck” “to the abdomen,” according to local police. “The news is not good,” Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wylie told the New York Times on Friday night. “Salman will probably lose an eye; the nerves in his arm were severed and he was stabbed in the liver”, detailed Mr. Wylie, specifying that his client had been placed on an artificial respirator. Salman Rushdie, born in 1947 in India into a family of non-practicing Muslim intellectuals, set part of the Islamic world ablaze with the publication of the Satanic Verses, leading Iranian Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa in 1989 calling for his assassination. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link

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