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U.S: Justin Bieber faces arrest in Argentina


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(By Estera Popowska)
U.S singer Justin Bieber faces arrest after an Argentine judge issued a warrant for him Friday saying the U.S singer failed to respond to summons related to allegations he ordered bodyguards to attack a photographer in 2013.

According to AP, Argentine Judge Alberto Julio Banos ordered the "immediate detention" of Bieber and bodyguards Hugo Alcides Hesny and Terrence Reche Smalls.
However, a Bieber has not yet been reached for comment on the matter.

In the alleged case, Justine Bieber is accused of sending the bodyguards to attack photographer Diego Pesoa outside a Buenos Aires nightclub. Bieber never returned to Argentina to respond to questions about the incident. If convicted on a charge of causing injuries, Justine Bieber would face from one month to six years in prison under Argentine law.

AP says It wasn't immediately clear whether the warrant would extend beyond Argentina. Calls to the judge's office Friday afternoon were not answered.
In comments to local station Telefe Noticias, Pesoa's lawyer implied that the warrant would force Bieber to return to the South American country.

“Now we just need to wait for the police to find him and bring him" to Argentina, said lawyer Matias Morla. "For us, this is a triumph against all those who said this case was a bluff and that we didn't have anything” (Source: AP)