More than a dozen acclaimed writers address a crowd at New York Public Library to express solidarity with the controversial author, a week after the stabbing attack on him.
Hadi Matar, 24, reiterates his plea of not guilty to charges he faces for allegedly storming the stage at a literary event last week and stabbing the British novelist several times.
Rushdie's book “The Satanic Verses” was banned in Iran where the late Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued a 1989 fatwa, or edict, calling for the author's death.
The author will likely survive the wounds he received in an attack in New York.
The author of The Satanic Verses remains in hospital after suffering serious injuries from an attack carried out by 24-year-old Hadi Matar, who is under police investigation.
Police said that a male suspect stormed the stage and attacked Rushdie and an interviewer on Friday, with the writer suffering "an apparent stab wound to the neck."
US and Poland, sponsors of an Iran-focused conference in Warsaw, have backtracked from their initial agenda as some EU invitees' plan to skip the meeting. Is the summit headed for a two-day fiasco?
Trinidad-born British author and Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died at his London home, his family says.
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