He is forbidden to go to the Rhône where the victim resides and will have to show up twice a month at the police station. Rapper Sadek suspected of beating blogger Bassem Braïki with accomplices in February
near Lyon, was released Thursday from prison
Saint-Quentin-Fallavier (Isere) and placed under judicial supervision, we learned from his lawyer. The end of his pre-trial detention is unrelated to the epidemic context, according to Me Arie Alimi.
In fact, Sadek had appealed from his remand placement since his incarceration in mid-February. The investigating chamber of the Lyon Court of Appeal then requested a study on the feasibility of an electronic bracelet. And on Wednesday, she decided to release him without a bracelet but by placing him under judicial supervision, considering that he had “become aware of the nature of the alleged acts”, reports his lawyer.
A scene filmed on the phone and put online
He will therefore have to go to the police station twice a month, it is forbidden to go to the Rhône, where Bassem Braïki resides, as well as to get in touch with him in any way. Bassem Braïki was assaulted in mid-February in Venissieux by Sadek and several accomplices – a scene filmed on the phone and posted online – who had inflicted on the blogger wounds on the face and on the skull which led to five days of temporary interruption of work (ITT).
The rapper had also shared a photo of him on his bloodied hand on Twitter before posting a video on Instagram a little later, in which he explained that he had “yielded to violence, hatred like a fool”, while saying to himself ready to “pay”. Since then Sadek has received numerous death threats, according to his lawyer.
Bassem Braïki had been talked about after the Paris attacks in 2015, calling on Muslims to revolt against terrorism. Since then, he has multiplied the sometimes contradictory polemical remarks addressed to his thousands of fans. Besides rap, Sadek is also known for playing alongside Gerard Depardieu in the film Tour de France by Rachid Djaïdani, released in 2016. A second suspect was arrested and detained in the same case.