Iraqi shoe hurler is free

Journalist who threw loafer at George W. Bush says he was tortured in custody

Muntather Zaidi, the Iraqi television reporter who famously heaved a shoe at former U.S. president George W. Bush, is out of prison. He celebrated his release by holding a news conference, in which he said he was beaten, whipped and shocked in the first days of his incarceration. He also railed against what he described as “the occupation” of his country, saying his shoe attack was an act of vengeance on behalf of innocent Iraqis who have suffered due to the U.S. invasion.

Los Angeles Times

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