MOSCOW, November 14 (RAPSI) – An Argentine court has requested the assistance of the local Interpol branch to summon Canadian pop star Justin Bieber within two months for questioning about an alleged assault on a photographer at a Buenos Aires nightclub in November last year.

The magistrate, Facundo Cubas, said that if the singer does not appear before the Argentine authorities within 60 days the court would issue an international warrant for his arrest.

If Bieber honors the summons and returns to Argentina, a guilty verdict could result in up to a year in jail.

The photographer, Diego Pesoa, accused Bieber and one of his bodyguards of beating him when he tried to take a picture of the singer as he left the Ink night club in Buenos Aires on November 9, 2013. The photographer claims the beating resulted in injuries that required hospital treatment.