"He stabbed him in the neck and blood started coming out everywhere."
Witnesses to the stabbing attack on British writer Salman Rushdie recount the horror scene they experienced.
A man came in on the left, we thought it was to fix his microphone or something.
But it went very quickly, he started stabbing him several times in the neck.
Salman Rushdie got up and ran for his life,” recalls Pilar Pintagro who was present during the attack.
“He started running towards the back of the stage, but the assailant pinned him to the ground, says another witness, Julia Mineeva-Brau.
Three days after the attack, Salman Rushdie "is better" according to his family, who explained that he was no longer on life support.
The author of the controversial book "Satanic Verses" even got to say a few words.
After the publication of the book "Satanic Verses", Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against the British writer.
However, Monday, August 15, Iran assured not to be at the origin of the attack.
Without condemning it.