Shoe-thrower faces up to 7yrs | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Shoe-thrower faces up to 7yrs

The Iraqi journalist who became a star in the Arab world when he hurled his shoes at visiting US President George W Bush and called him a dog, appeared before a judge on Wednesday, his brother said.

Durgham al-Zaidi said he and another brother were told by the investigating judge that 29-year-old Muntazar al-Zaidi "had cooperated well," but gave no details.

Under Iraqi law, Zaidi faces up to seven years in jail for "offending the head of a foreign state".

Durgham al-Zaidi said his brother had been taken to Ibn Sina hospital in the heavily fortified Green Zone after being badly beaten by security guards and suffering a broken arm and ribs, as well as injuries to an eye and a leg.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA