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Legal News
15 Sep 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US president George W. Bush was released from prison Tuesday. Muntader al-Zaidi [BBC profile] was originally sentenced to three years on charges of assaulting a foreign leader but later had his sentence reduced [JURIST reports] to one year on a … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] A federal appeals court in Baghdad on Tuesday reduced the sentence for the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoe at former US president George W. Bush [JURIST news archive] from three years to one year. Lawyers for Muntadar al-Zaidi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] based their appeal on … [read more]


Legal News
12 Mar 2009
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) [establishment order, PDF] on Thursday sentenced Muntadar al-Zaidi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush, to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign leader. The verdict came after … [read more]


Legal News
19 Feb 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Judge Abdul-Amir al-Rubaie of the Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) [establishment order, PDF] on Thursday postponed the trial of Muntadar al-Zaidi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush [JURIST news archive]. The new trial date … [read more]


Legal News
8 Feb 2009
by Lucas Tanglen

[JURIST] The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) [establishment order, PDF] on Sunday set a Feb. 19 trial date for the Iraqi journalist accused of throwing his shoes at former US President George W. Bush. The court allowed the charge of assaulting a foreign leader, punishable by up to 15 … [read more]


Legal News
30 Dec 2008
by Jake Oresick

[JURIST] The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) [establishment order, PDF] on Tuesday postponed the trial of Muntadhar al-Zaidi [BBC profile], the journalist accused of throwing his shoes at US President George W. Bush [official website]. The trial will resume after the Iraqi High Judicial Council determines whether al-Zaidi should … [read more]


Legal News
24 Dec 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Iraqi parliament Tuesday approved an agreement that will permit 6,000 troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Romania, and Estonia to remain in the country for a limited time after the current UN mandate [UN press release] authorizing the multi-national force in Iraq expires on December 31, 2008. The … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] The Iraqi Council of Representatives [official website] on Monday delayed a vote to determine the future of non-US foreign troops in the country. On Saturday, the parliament rejected a draft law [JURIST report] that would have permitted 6,000 troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, Romania, El Salvador, and Estonia … [read more]


Legal News
21 Dec 2008
by Eric Firkel

[JURIST] Iraqi judge Dhia Al Kinani Friday announced an investigation into the alleged beating of Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi. Al-Zaidi was allegedly beaten after throwing his shoes at US President George W. Bush [official website] on December 14 during a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [BBC … [read more]

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