Shoe Thrower to get early release

The Huffington Post reported on Saturday 29 August 2009 that the lawyer representing Muntadar al-Zaidi has stated that the Iraqi journalist, jailed after hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush, will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior.

For previous posts on this matter see here, here and here.

Having been arrested on 14 December 2008 and held in custody since then, he qualifies for early release three quarters of the way through his one year sentence and might expect to be released on 14 September 2009.