Hasbulla arrested in Dagestan following ‘wedding celebration’

Hasbulla was detained by police in Dagestan, along with some of his friends, for violating traffic laws.

By: Karim Zidan | 3 weeks ago
Hasbulla arrested in Dagestan following ‘wedding celebration’
Hasbulla and his entourage after being detained for traffic violations (Credit: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Dagestan)

Hasbulla—the social media sensation who amassed a huge following due to his unique appearance and charisma—has been detained in Dagestan, along with some of his friends, for violating traffic laws. The news was first reported by Dagestan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, which posted footage of Hasbulla and his entourage interfering with traffic. 

In the video posted on May 7, Hasbulla and his friends could be seen obstructing traffic and executing drifts with their vehicles on the highway. traffic and using their cars to drift across the highway. The footage also included a clip of the culprits after they had been taken into custody and charged with administrative violations.

“Unbridled wedding fun in Dagestan is known to many and extends far beyond the borders of the republic,” read the statement on the Telegram channel operated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Dagestan.”In the absence of other types of entertainment, such a primitive option is still extremely popular – blocking roads, burning rubber, smashing cars against each other and many other features that, in fact, have nothing to do with the celebration and holiday of the young.

“All participants of “wedding emotions”, as they themselves call it, were taken to the police, and in relation to them, employees of the State Traffic Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Dagestan drew up administrative protocols for all violations.”

Hasbulla’s rising stardom

Hasbulla rose to fame in 2020 with his pranks on social media. Born with a growth hormone deficiency that impacted his size and voice, the 20-year-old took advantage of his child-like appearance to create a persona that endeared him to millions of fans around the world.

Hasbulla has been featured in numerous media outlets around the world. He has also collaborated with other social media stars and celebrities, including former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He also signed a five-year deal with the UFC to help promote upcoming fights and events.

However, Hasbulla’s recent arrest is not the first time the social media star has faced controversy. Last year, he was temporarily suspended by Instagram after alleged death threat towards woman. He also faced significant backlash following a recent video where he could be seen abusing his pet cat.

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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