Video: Al-Zeidi defends shoe attack

Journalist jailed for throwing shoes at former US president George Bush is released.

    Muntadhar al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes in December last year at then US president George Bush, has been released from jail to a hero's welcome.

    As a TV journalist, al-Zeidi had reported on the suffering of the Iraqi people following the US-led invasion in 2003.

    He said on Tuesday that the shoe-throwing was a protest against the humiliating occupation of his homeland by US troops.

    Al Jazeea's Tarek Bazley reports on the news conference in Iraq following al-Zeidi's release.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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