The brother of Muntadar al-Zaidi says that the journalist has been beaten in custody suffering a broken hand, broken ribs and internal bleeding, as well as an eye injury. In the meantime, al-Zaidi is now an international superstar and there is now even a couple of games for people who want to throw shoes at Bush, including some that appear to teach the physics of shoe throwing.
The reporters older brother, Dargham, told the BBC that the Iraqis have still not given access of lawyers to his brother. If it makes him feel better, Bush denied the same access to detainees for years before being forced to grant basic rights in this country. Finally, Iraq has achieved the American standard of civil liberties.
He may face two years in jail.
Iraqi television is now demanding his release as Iraqis herald his actions against Bush as protesters call for him to be freed. Our billion-dollar-a-Day occupation appears to be securing over more shoes than allies.
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