Shoe hurled at Musharraf during London conference

February 7th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf London, Feb 7(ANI): A man threw a shoe at former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf when he was addressing a gathering in London.

According to the News, the shoe fell in the front rows and failed to reach the stage.

The shoe-thrower, who has not been identified so far, was detained and rushed outside the hall by security personnel.

The man reportedly chanted slogans in favour of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who was sentenced to 86 years in prison by a US federal court.

Aafia, a mother of three, was found guilty of grabbing a rifle at a police station in the Afghan town of Ghazni where she was being interrogated in July 2008 and of trying to gun down a group of US servicemen and FBI agents.

Prosecutors had said that the 38-year-old had opened fire, shouting “death to America!”

Earlier, in August last year, 63-year-old Mohammed Shamim Khan had hurled shoes at Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during his Birmingham rally.

Khan had hurled his pair of shoes one after another at Zardari while he arrived to address a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rally at the International Convention Centre.

The shoes missed Zardari and landed close to him. (ANI)

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