Iraqi Shoe-Thrower May Go Free Monday

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 9:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Iraqi journalist jailed for throwing shoes at President Bush last year could be out as soon as Monday, his lawyer tells CNN today. Muntadar al-Zaidi had a 3-year sentence reduced to 1 on appeal, and that can be cut further for good behavior. “We are happy,” one of his brothers says, “like any detainee’s family would be happy for the release of its son after the bitter time he spent in jail.”