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SkyNews: Muntazer al-Zaidi jailed for three years for shoe-throwing

Breaking news from Sky News:

“A court in Baghdad sentenced Muntazer Al-Zaidi this morning.

“Al-Zaidi worked for Al-Baghdadiya television, which announced the verdict, along with the jailed man’s defence lawyer.”

Full story at this link…

More details here, at Guardian.co.uk.

Telegraph’s cute pet correspondent?

This appeared in the search result for news about Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, in the second of Journalism.co.uk’s bizarre Google stumblings today (first here). Fluff cleverly hidden in the international grit…?

The letter in full: journalists calling for the release of Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi

[Note: spellings of Muntazer al-Zaidi vary; we have gone with this spelling, as widely used by the UK press and agencies.]


Robert Holmes Tuttle
US Ambassador to the Court of St James’s
24 Grosvenor Square

Dear Sir,

We as journalists believe that our colleague Muntadar al-Zaidi, who protested at President George W. Bush in Baghdad on Sunday is guilty of nothing but expressing Iraqis’ legitimate and overwhelming opposition to the US-led occupation of their country.

We call on you to guarantee his safety and effect his immediate release from custody.

Media Workers Against the War