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Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

KANISHKA SINGH and NATHAN LAYNE ACCLAIMED author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, while police sought to determine the motive behind an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused attacker, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault at a court appearance on Saturday, his court-appointed lawyer, Nathaniel Barone, told Reuters. Rushdie, 75, was set to deliver a lecture on artistic freedom at Chautauqua Institution in western New York when police say Matar rushed the…
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Salman Rushdie alive, NY governor says. Assailant in custody

Salman Rushdie alive, NY governor says. Assailant in custody

KANISHKA SINGH and JONATHAN ALLEN SALMAN Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding under death threats from Iran because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. He was alive and "getting the care he needs," New York Governor Kathy Hochul said. A man rushed to the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and attacked Rushdie, 75, as he was being introduced to give a talk on artistic freedom to an audience of hundreds, an eyewitness said. A New York State Police…
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