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From British daily The Guardian:
Iraqi shoe-thrower sentenced to three years in jail
Journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi had pleaded not guilty to charge of aggression against George Bush
* Michael Howard in Erbil
* Thursday 12 March 2009
The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at George Bush, gaining instant hero status in much of the Arab world, has been sentenced to three years in prison, his defence lawyer said today.
Muntazer al-Zaidi, 30, who worked for the al-Baghdadiya television channel, had earlier pleaded not guilty and said his actions had been a “natural response to the occupation”.
He was given the three-year sentence for assaulting a foreign head of state during an offcial visit.
After the verdict was announced, his relatives erupted in anger, shouting that the decision was unjust and unfair.
Zaidi denied charges of aggression against a foreign head of state as his trial resumed after a three-week hiatus.
Under a Saddam Hussein-era law, he could have faced up to 15 years in prison. …
The trial took place at the central criminal court in Baghdad’s Green Zone, which is normally reserved for terrorism cases.
Several Iraqi politicians had attended the first session, seeing it as a test of the country’s post-Saddam judiciary.
In that session, Zaidi, draped in an Iraqi flag, told the court how his anger had boiled over as he watched Bush “smiling that icy smile” while standing next to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki.
Bush spoke of “progress” in Iraq since 2003 and the leaders having dinner together.
“I thought about what the achievements were – killing about a million Iraqis,” Zaidi said. “I saw only Bush and it was like something black in my eyes.”
The journalist took off his shoes and threw them at Bush, who ducked behind a lectern. …
Prior to the start of the trial, Zaidi claimed he had been beaten and tortured while in custody.
This is a cartoon from British daily The Independent.
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