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Iraqi Shoe Thrower Gets Three Years

He became a global icon after angrily tossing his shoes at President Bush at a press conference, but Muntazer al-Zaidi, 30, will pay for his protest with three years in jail after being sentenced on Thursday. Zaidi pleaded not guilty to the charge of "aggression against a foreign head of state," and after the verdict was announced relatives disrupted the courtroom shouting that the decision was unjust. The shoe-throwing Zaidi has been detained since the December 14 incident and claimed he was tortured in custody.