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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.

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