Rabat - A Dutch Public Prosecutor has demanded a three year 'unconditional' prison sentence against Moroccan kickboxer Badr Hari, according to Dutch media reports.
Rabat – A Dutch Public Prosecutor has demanded a three year ‘unconditional’ prison sentence against Moroccan kickboxer Badr Hari, according to Dutch media reports.
The Moroccan Kick Boxing champion appeared in court in Amsterdam for the appeal against his sentence for several violence cases. This includes the assault on Dutch businessman Koen Everink in a skybox at the Amsterdam Arena in 2012.
Hari was sentenced last year to a year and a half in prison, six of which conditionally suspended. Both Hari and the Public Prosecutor appealed against the ruling.
The punishment requested on Wednesday is lighter than the 4-year sentence already demanded by the Public Prosecutor against the 30-year-old kick-boxer.
During the appeal, Hari apologized to Koen Everink especially after the businessman said that he is still suffering physical and mental consequences of the assault which took place during the dance festival Sensation in the Amsterdam Arena.
“I find it sad to hear what you have to experience. As a sportsman, I understand how much you must suffer as a result.” Badr Hari said. “I should never have thrown that punch. I hope that we will again be able to sit with each other and shake hands.”
The final ruling is expected on October 29th.
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