Monday, August 31, 2009

Journalist Who Threw Shoes at Bush Sentenced Reduced

Al-Zeidi, the journalist who threw his shoe at then President Bush (G.W.) (Berman Post: President Bush Dodges Two Shoes), will be released from prison early. He was originally sentenced to three years (Berman Post: Journalist Who Threw Shoes at Bush Sentenced to Three Years), but will be released from prison after just one. Good behavior and a lack of any criminal history are the cited reasons for the reduction.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090829/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iraq_shoe_thrower

"An Iraqi journalist imprisoned for 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.
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Al-Zeidi was initially sentenced to three years in prison after pleading not guilty to assaulting a foreign leader. The court reduced it to one year because the journalist had no prior criminal history.
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Hat tip to http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/08/iraqi-shoe-chucker-al-zeidi-will-be.html

Past related posts:
Berman Post: President Bush Dodges Two Shoes
Berman Post: Samir Sumaidaie on The "Shoe Thrower"
Berman Post: Dana Perino on The Shoe Throwing Incident
Berman Post: Journalist Who Threw Shoes at Bush Sentenced to Three Years

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