Bush shoe thrower to be freed

Jail sentence for the Iraqi reporter was reduced by three months for good behaviour.

    Al-Zaidi was sentenced  to one year because he had no prior criminal history [AFP]

    The act of the 30-year-old reporter during Bush's last visit to Iraq as president turned him into a folk hero across the Arab world amid anger over the 2003 invasion.

    The incident, which took place on December 14, embarrassed Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, who was standing next to Bush at the time during a joint news conference.

    Neither leader was injured, but Bush was forced to duck for cover as the journalist shouted in Arabic: "This is your farewell kiss, you dog! This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq."

    SOURCE: Agencies


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