Sentence of Iraqi shoe-throwing journalist reduced

April 7th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, April 7 (DPA) An Iraqi court has reduced the sentence handed down to Montadher al-Zaidi, the journalist who threw his shoes at former US president George W. Bush, the satellite news channel al-Arabiya reported Tuesday.
The court reduced al-Zaidi’s sentence to one year, down from a previous judge’s March sentence of three years in prison, al-Arabiya said.

Al-Zaidi, a journalist with the satellite al-Baghdadiya television station, became a hero in Iraq and the Arab world when he threw his shoes at Bush during a December 14 press conference and shouted: “This is a parting gift, you dog.”

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