01/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iraqi Journalist's Shoes "Destroyed" After Bush Attack

Security agents destroyed the shoes thrown at US President George W. Bush by an Iraqi journalist during checks to ensure they did not contain explosives, the investigating judge said on Thursday.

"The shoes were examined by the Iraqi and American security services and then destroyed," the judge told AFP.

Journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, 29, has been in custody in Baghdad since Sunday's dramatic shoe protest against Bush, which made him an instant sensation in the Arab world.

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