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Badr Hari Charged with Attempted Manslaughter
Kickboxing superstar Badr Hari is in more trouble with the law. After getting arrested for an alleged assault at a popular Amsterdam music event, he has been charged with 'attempted manslaughter'. Inside Kickboxing has the news:
Badr Hari is facing a possible attempted manslaughter charge following an appearance in front of an Amsterdam magistrate today.
He is alleged to have taken part in an assault on a reveller at a rave in Amsterdam Arena earlier this month, before going on holiday with his girlfriend Estelle Gullit, estranged wife of the Dutch footballing icon Ruud Gullit.
Having returned from holiday this week Hari handed himself in to police Wednesday night and was arrested on doing so. He has been detained in custody since then and today his remand was extended by the magistrates, who gave police permission to hold him for two weeks.
According to the complainant, Hari was one of three men that assaulted him at the event and was the one that stomped on his ankle, which snapped it in half.
Badr Hari's name has been circulating throughout the Dutch media a lot lately, due to the incident that took place at the Sensation White event at the Amsterdam ArenA where a man was assaulted, with the victim claiming that Hari was among the men who assaulted him and also saying that Hari stomped on his leg with full force, causing a severe injury.
That's not it though, as recently the owner of the Amsterdam night club, Air, also came forward saying that Hari had assaulted him last year by kicking him in the head, causing a broken jaw and lost teeth.
What this all adds up to is two charges facing Hari, one for attempted manslaughter for the incident with the nightclub owner, and one for assault for the incident at the Amsterdam ArenA.
Hari turned himself in to the police on Wednesday and was arrested and sent into custody. His stay in custody has been extended to two weeks and it could even possibly be extended to three months. If that were the case, you could rule out Badr Hari from fighting in the K-1 Final 16.
Others that were at the scene of the incident at the Amsterdam ArenA, including Estelle Gullit will be asked for information on the matter. Badr was interrogated yesterday and cannot contact anyone except for his lawyer.