The Eloquent Shoe Thrower, Al-Zeidi, receives sentence of 3 years

Muntadhar Al-Zeidi: Imprisoned Iraqi journalist

Muntadhar Al-Zeidi: Imprisoned Iraqi journalist

KW: I am not pleased with the outcome of this. I consider war correspondent Muntadhar Al-Zeidi to be a political prisoner. I will keep wilderside readers posted about worthwhile responses or demonstrations based on the new verdict of 3 years.

(excerpt from) Daily Mail UK online
Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at Bush is jailed for three years

12th March 2009

The Iraqi journalist who threw a pair of shoes at George Bush was today jailed for three years.

Muntadhar al-Zeidi had earlier pleaded not guilty to a charge of assaulting a foreign leader and said his action was a ‘natural response to the occupation.’

But judges disagreed, despite both hurled shoes missing the former president who was filmed twice ducking at a Baghdad press conference in December…

A profile of Muntazer [Muntadhar] Al-Zeidi, from the Guardian UK: here.

One Response

  1. […] Time to let the eloquent shoe-thrower go!: Release Al-Zeidi now! Update: On Thursday, March 12, 2009 Al-Zeidi received a sentence of 3 years in prison. Story: here. […]

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