September 15, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US president George W. Bush was released from prison Tuesday. Muntader al-Zaidi was originally sentenced to three years on charges of assaulting a foreign leader but later had his sentence reduced to one year on a lesser charge of insulting a ...[read more]
April 8, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
A federal appeals court in Baghdad on Tuesday reduced the sentence for the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoe at former US president George W. Bush from three years to one year. Lawyers for Muntadar al-Zaidi based their appeal on an Iraqi law that provides a maximum two-year sentence ...[read more]
March 12, 2009
by Caitlin Price
The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Thursday sentenced Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush, to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign leader. The verdict came after a three week postponement during which the ...[read more]
February 19, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Judge Abdul-Amir al-Rubaie of the Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Thursday postponed the trial of Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush. The new trial date is set for March 12. Al-Zaidi's lawyers argued that Bush... ...[read more]
February 8, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Sunday set a Feb. 19 trial date for the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US President George W. Bush. The court allowed the charge of assaulting a foreign leader, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, to stand, despite ...[read more]
December 30, 2008
by Jake Oresick
The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Tuesday postponed the trial of Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the journalist accused of throwing his shoes at US President George W. Bush. The trial will resume after the Iraqi High Judicial Council determines whether al-Zaidi should be charged with... ...[read more]
December 24, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Iraqi parliament Tuesday approved an agreement that will permit 6,000 troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Romania, and Estonia to remain in the country for a limited time after the current UN mandate authorizing the multi-national force in Iraq expires on December 31, 2008. The vote ...[read more]
December 21, 2008
by Eric Firkel
Iraqi judge Dhia Al Kinani Friday announced an investigation into the alleged beating of Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi. Al-Zaidi was allegedly beaten after throwing his shoes at US President George W. Bush on December 14 during a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al- ...[read more]

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