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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Iraqi Journalist's Trial Postponed; Appellate Court Will Decide Charges

Muntadhar al-Zeidi's trial has been postponed, as authorities try to figure out what charges he should face. The journalist, who is now famous for having thrown his shoes at President Bush, who ducked, was reported likely to face charges of insulting a foreign head of state. An appellate court will now issue a ruling on the matter. In addition, it's now unclear that Mr. al-Zeidi was beaten while in custody, as indicated earlier. It's possible that the injuries he has suffered were inflicted while he was being apprehended. Read more here in an AP report.

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