Rapper Sadek was arrested Wednesday in Bagnolet in Seine-Saint-Denis after claiming the beating of blogger Bassem Braiki in the night from Monday to Tuesday in the Lyon suburbs, we learned from the Lyon prosecutor's office. During his arrest near a drinking establishment at 2:50 p.m., he explained that he intended to surrender to the authorities, according to a police source, confirming information from the Point.
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“We carried out a search warrant. He is currently in police custody, " added this source. "He was on his way to my office and we then had to go to the police station," said his lawyer, Arié Alimi. "He intends to acknowledge the facts, his error but also to contextualize them," added his lawyer, who recalls that the case was caused by calls, launched on social networks, to boycott a Sadek show scheduled for last Saturday in Saint-Priest. , in the suburbs of Lyon, and finally canceled by the organizers. Bassem Braiki and Sadek were then strongly cursed and provoked on social networks.
According to him, Sadek has no criminal record except a driver's license defect. On Tuesday morning, Sadek shared a photo of him with his bloodied hand on Twitter before posting a video on Instagram in which he confirms that he "gave in to violence, hatred like a fool", while saying he was ready to " pay".
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On images filmed on the phone and posted online at night, we see the blogger from Vénissieux receiving violent punches, kicks and telescopic batons. According to the firefighters interviewed on Tuesday, the blogger was then taken to the hospital in relative emergency. The Lyon public prosecutor's office entrusted the Sûreté départementale du Rhône with a flagrant investigation for "aggravated violence".
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Bassem Braiki had been talked about after the Paris attacks in 2015, calling on Muslims to revolt against terrorism. Since then, he has multiplied controversial remarks to the address of his thousands of fans. In addition to rap, Sadek is also known for playing alongside Gérard Depardieu in the film Tour de France by Rachid Djaïdani, released in 2016.