Salman Rushdie’s attacker pleads guilty to attempted murder


New Delhi: Salman Rushdie, the award-winning author of several novels, was attacked Friday at the Chautauqua Institution in western upstate New York just before he was due to give a lecture. The man accused of stabbing writer Salman Rushdie has been charged with attempted murder.

The Chautauqua County Attorney has confirmed that a suspect, Hadi Matar, was remanded in custody without bail after pleading not guilty.

Rushdie, who previously received death threats for his writing, is being treated for his wounds and is believed to be in critical condition. His agent has since confirmed that the author is recovering and is no longer using a ventilator to help him breathe.

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