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Al-Zaidi faces up to 15 years in prison for hurling shoes at Bush

Posted By admin On December 17, 2008 @ 5:03 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Think Progress [1]
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008

Muntader al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush, appeared before a judge today in Baghdad and admitted to “the action he carried out.” Reuters reports that “the court decided to keep Zaidi in custody” and that after an investigation is completed, “the court may send him for trial under a clause in the Iraqi penal code that makes it an offense to attempt to murder Iraqi or foreign presidents.” Abdul Satar Birqadr, a spokesman for Iraq’s High Judicial Council said that al-Zaidi faces up to 15 years in prison.

Update: Asked today by CNN’s Candy Crowley whether or not Al-Zaidi would be released, President Bush said, “I don’t know what they’re going to do – he’s – I’m not even sure what his status is. They shouldn’t overreact.”

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[1] Think Progress : http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/16/zaidi-15-years/

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[3] Al-Zaidi charged for throwing shoes in presence of Maliki, not for aiming at Bush.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-zaidi-charged-for-throwing-shoes-in-presence-of-maliki-not-for-aiming-at-bush.html

[4] Taking a swipe at Bush: Zaidi-inspired shoe game on Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/taking-a-swipe-at-bush-zaidi-inspired-shoe-game-on-internet.html

[5] Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush released from jail: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iraqi-who-threw-shoes-at-bush-released-from-jail.html

[6] Judge: No probe into torture of journalist who threw shoes at Bush: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-no-probe-into-torture-of-journalist-who-threw-shoes-at-bush.html

[7] Journalist Throws Shoes At Bush During Iraq Visit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/journalist-throws-shoes-at-bush-during-iraq-visit.html

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