Iraqi Shoe-Throwing Journalist Was Tortured

September 15, 2009 in news by Rob Hallam

Muntadar al-Zaidi has demanded an apology for the torture he received while in a Baghdad prison for 9 months. Initially convicted to 3 years imprisonment for throwing a shoe to then-President George W Bush, his sentence was reduced and he was recently released 3 months early for good behaviour.

Iraqi officials have called for his claims to be investigated.

(BBC article)