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Salman Rushdie is no longer on a ventilator, his attacker pleads not guilty to attempted murder

2022-08-14T05:11:09.786Z

The author of "Satanic Verses", stabbed Friday during a conference in New York State, was able to say a few words on Saturday s



Author Salman Rushdie, seriously injured after being stabbed on Friday while preparing to give a talk in western New York, was able to speak a few words on Saturday and is no longer on life support, his agent said. .

The state of health of the British writer, aged 75, stabbed at least ten times in the neck and abdomen, remains worrying.

Salman Rushdie has been threatened with death since a "fatwa" from Iran in 1989, a year after the publication of the "Satanic Verses".

His assailant, Hadi Matar, 24, a young American of Lebanese origin, was brought before a New York state judge on Saturday, before whom he pleaded "not guilty" to "attempted murder".

Prosecutors said Friday's attack was premeditated.

During a procedural hearing at the Chautauqua court, Hadi Matar, prosecuted for "attempted murder and assault", appeared in a black and white striped prison uniform, handcuffed and masked, and did not say a word, d 'after the New York Times and local press photos.

Source: leparis

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