Thursday, February 19, 2009

Muntadhar Al-Zeidi update

Muntadhar Al Zeidi has appeared in court in Iraq. He's the journalist who threw his shoes at Bush, and now faces a possible fifteen years in jail, despite all manner of public support. I actually never did submit photos of myself to Bob Ostertag's "Throw My Shoes, Too" Flickr site - I had an opportunity to get a pic taken, and I missed it, because I wasn't wearing the shoes I wanted to throw... Anyhow, I'd read somewhere that Al Zeidi had fled his home country for France, but it's clearly not true; he has been in Iraqi custody the whole time, and says he has been tortured... I wonder if Al-Zeidi would be facing the same sentence if he'd thrown a pie?

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