A second suspect was arrested Thursday after the beating of blogger Bassem Braïki by rapper Sadek, on the night of February 10 to 11 in the Lyon suburbs.
The rapper Sadek, arrested Wednesday afternoon in Bagnolet (Seine-Saint-Denis), and this man will be presented this Friday afternoon "before the investigating judge as part of an opening of judicial information by the heads of intentional violence aggravated by three circumstances and aggravated theft ”, adds the Lyon public prosecutor's office.
On Tuesday morning, rapper 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 is ready to pay ".
On images filmed on the phone and posted online the previous night, we see the blogger from Vénissieux receiving violent punches, kicks and telescopic batons.
Four attackers for a beating
The attack occurred around 4 a.m. while Bassem Braïki was returning to his parents' home in Vénissieux (Rhône). The blogger had been beaten by four people.
"In a new video of the scene, which has just been communicated to me, we can see one of the attackers brandishing a handgun over the head of my client," protested the blogger's lawyer on Wednesday. , Me David Metaxas. Sockets were reportedly found. It is an attempted murder. "
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Bassem Braïki, who had wounds on the face and skull, was prescribed by doctors five days of temporary work interruption (ITT), according to the prosecution.
According to Sadek's lawyer, the case originated from calls, launched on social networks, to boycott a show by his client, scheduled for last Saturday in Saint-Priest, in the Lyon suburbs, and finally canceled by the organizers. Bassem Braïki and Sadek were then strongly cursed and provoked on social networks.
The blogger made headlines 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.
Besides rap, Sadek is also known for playing alongside Gérard Depardieu in the film "Tour de France" by Rachid Djaïdani, released in 2016.