Monday, January 19, 2009

Bush shoe man in Swiss asylum bid

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Bush shoe man in Swiss asylum bid
The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W Bush is seeking asylum in Switzerland, Swiss newspaper Tribune de Geneve reports.

Muntadar al-Zaidi has been in custody in Iraq awaiting trial since the incident during a visit by Mr Bush to the country in mid-December.

He fears for his safety in his Baghdad prison, the paper says, quoting his lawyer, Mauro Poggia.

The lawyer argues his client likewise cannot resume his old job in Iraq...

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