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Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail

Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at then US President George Bush, on way to first TV appearance.

Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail
SHOE THROWER: Protests were held across Iraq in support of Muntazer al-Zaidi. (AFP)

An Iraqi reporter who hurled his shoes at then US President George Bush was released from prison on Tuesday, his brother said.

Muntazer al-Zaidi, whose act of defiance during a news conference last December summed up the feelings of many Iraqis towards the former U.S. leader, was met outside jail by some parliamentarians who support his case, Uday al-Zaidi said.

"He left the jail a few minutes ago and now he's on his way to Baghdadiya TV (Zaidi's TV station)," Zaidi's brother Uday said. (Reuters)

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