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Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush released from prison

The brother of an Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush said that the journalist has been released from a Baghdad prison. Uday al-Zeidi said his brother, Muntadhar Zeidi, left an Iraqi army base where the prison is located on Tuesday and was accompanied by several members of parliament. Zeidi, a little-known reporter for a small Iraqi TV station, gained instant hero status in the Arab world last December when he hurled his shoes at Bush as he stood next to Iraq's prime minister at a Baghdad news conference. The reporter spent nine months in jail. He was to have been released Monday, but that was held up because of delays in processing paperwork.
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