October 1, 2022

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Salman Rushdie “Conscious, get better.” Prosecutor: a planned gesture – Corriere.it

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Crucial hours but doctors hope. Iran’s Fars News Agency: Die. Offender: I am not guilty

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New York – Salman Rushdie “conscious, breathing 90% independently, brain activity normal”Says sources close to the author. It is not excluded that doctors will “try to remove the ventilator” in the next few hours. After being seriously injured In the attack on Friday morningOn the stage of a cultural event, the writer fought for his life. His literary agent said yesterday that he “probably lost one of his eyes” and had suffered nerve damage to his arm and liver.

Friday morning, in the festival amphitheater in Chautauqua, a small town of four thousand in upstate New York, Hadi Matar Rushdie was stabbed 10 timesneck and abdomen. The local prosecutor said this yesterday during the initial hearing, which Matar was charged with attempted second-degree murder and armed assaultAnd he was returned to pretrial detention without bail. The public prosecutor described the attack as premeditated and targetedMatar arrived by bus and bought a ticket for the Rushdie event. Handcuffed on his wrists, dressed in a black and white suit, orange shoes and a white mask, this 24-year-old of Lebanese origin from California didn’t say a word; He pleaded through his attorney that he was “not guilty.”The next session is scheduled for August 19.

“I am grateful to the rescuers and brave individuals who immediately intervened to assist Salman Rushdie and fend off the attacker,” President Joe Biden said in a lengthy memo released yesterday. Salman Rushdie, with his insight into humanity, his unparalleled sense of history, and his refusal to be intimidated or silenced, represent core universal values. Reality. Bravery. adaptation. The ability to share ideas without fear. These are the basic building blocks of any free and open societyto me”.

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While Conservative Iranian newspapers celebrated the attack (Agency Knight Wishing him to “kick the bucket”), she wishes a continued speedy recovery from Western leaders, such as the outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Justin Trudeau, EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Readers chose to show solidarity in another way: Three editions last night of Satanic VersesAnd the The 1988 book in which Rushdie received a fatwa by Imam Ruhollah Khomeini regarding his execution, went up the “barometer” of Amazon sales. (Which tracks stocks that have grown in the past 24 hours.) midnight kidsRushdie’s first bestseller, it was in fourth place. The Strand Book Store, the famous New York independent bookstore, also recorded many visitors, many people were looking for Rushdie’s writing, and many others wanted to talk about how they felt and what happened.

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