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.

Previously:
Iraqi Reporter Throws Shoes At Bush During Press Conference (Video)
Iraqi National Media & Kurdish Media Condemn Attack On Bush
Al-Baghdidiya TV Demands Release of Reporter Who Pelted Bush–
Outrageous!… WaPo Lifts Shoe Tosser Muntadar al-Zaidi To Hero Status
Kurdish Media: Most Likely “Dodge Shoes” Will Become Favorite Game of Children Who Watch Aljazeera
IRAQI AMBASSADOR TELLS OFF CODE PINK WHACKOS (Video)
Iraqi Press: “To Iraqis, the shoe tossing incident represented a major insult to the U.S. president.”
Surprise!… Leftist Hero & Shoe-Chucker Loves Muqtada Al-Sadr

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