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Iraqi Judge: Shoe-Tossing Reporter Appears Beaten

BAGHDAD (AP) - The investigating judge in the case of the Iraqi
journalist who threw shoes at President George W. Bush says the man
shows signs of being beaten.
Judge Dhia al-Kinani said Friday that the journalist had bruises
on his face and around his eyes.
The journalist, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, was wrestled to the ground
after throwing the shoes during a Sunday news conference with Bush
and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Zeidi is in custody
and is expected to eventually face charges of insulting a foreign
leader.
The judge says the journalist has not raised a formal charge
relating to his injuries. He also confirmed that al-Zeidi has
written a letter to al-Maliki requesting a pardon.


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