Iraqi Shoe-Chucker al-Zeidi Will Be Released Early From Prison
Iraqi shoe-chucker Mantadhar al-Zeidi who assaulted President Bush in Baghdad will be released early.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi detested the US and planned the attack on President Bush for months.
Al-Zeidi also loved Muqtada al-Sadr.
The AP reported:
An Iraqi journalist jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.
Muntadhar al-Zeidi’s act during Bush’s last visit to Iraq as president turned the 30-year-old reporter into a folk hero across the Arab world amid anger over the 2003 invasion.
He has been in custody since the Dec. 14 outburst, which occurred as Bush was holding a joint news conference with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
He was initially sentenced to three years after pleading not guilty to assaulting a foreign leader, then the court reduced it to one year because the journalist had no prior criminal history.
Defense attorney Karim al-Shujairi said al-Zeidi will now be released on Sept. 14, three months early.
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