Badr Hari Sentenced to Two Years for Assault
Kickboxing star Badr Hari is as well-known for his criminal record as he is for his accomplishments in the ring, and he has landed himself in serious trouble yet again. On Tuesday a Dutch court sentenced Hari to two years in jail for his role in a 2012 assault.
Hari was found guilty of a number of assaults, including one against the now deceased businessman Koen Everink at Sensation White in Amsterdam in 2012. Hari is expected to serve six months in jail after his time in custody is subtracted from his sentence.
The kickboxer was sentenced by the Amsterdam court in October of 2015 to a two-year jail stint, which was upheld by the Supreme Court. Hari and his team have filed an appeal to the Supreme Court.
The appeal by Hari stated that he had a motive for assaulting Everink because the victim insulted Hari’s then girlfriend. According to the appeal, Hari only struck the victim once, but the Supreme Court has denounced this claim as improbable.
The victim Everink was later found stabbed to death in his home in March last year. The murder has been deemed unrelated to the assault by Hari, and Hari is not a suspect in that crime.