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Jail for man who threw shoe at Turkish PM

The Kurdish man who threw a shoe at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after an event in this southern Spanish city has been sentenced to three years in prison, the prosecutor's office said.

world Updated: Jul 01, 2010 11:04 IST

The Kurdish man who threw a shoe at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after an event in this southern Spanish city has been sentenced to three years in prison, the prosecutor's office said.

The court "has not agreed to the expulsion requested by the prosecutor, in view of his claim of fear of reprisals were he to be repatriated to his country", the office said in a statement on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old man, who has been behind bars since the Feb 22 incident, stated that his intention had not been to injure Erdogan, whom he failed to hit with the hurled shoe, but to call attention to the situation of the Kurdish minority in Turkey.