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Iraqi shoe-tosser appears beaten: Judge

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.

world Updated: Dec 19, 2008 16:35 IST

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 today 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 of Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Zeidi remains in custody and is expected to eventually face charges of insulting a foreign leader.

The judge said 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.