The guy who threw his shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years
Iraq court jails Bush shoe-thrower for three years
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BAGHDAD (AFP) — The Iraqi journalist who shot to fame for hurling his shoes at former US president George W. Bush was jailed for three years on Thursday, stirring outrage from his family and supporters.
Television reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi, 30, had pleaded not guilty at the Iraq Central Criminal Court to assaulting Bush during his farewell visit to Iraq last December.
"He was sentenced to three years in jail," defence lawyer Yahia Attabi said outside the Baghdad court.