Shoe throwing journalist faces prison over Bush attack


The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George Bush could face a prison sentence of up to 15 years, reports The Guardian.

Muntazer al-Zaidi appeared before a judge yesterday on charges of “aggression against a president” and has been kept in custody while an investigation is carried out.

His older brother Dargham told the BBC that the TV reporter has been beaten in custody and has a broken hand, broken ribs, internal bleeding and an eye injury.

Hundreds of supporters of Zaidi have taken to the streets of Bagdad demanding his release.

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