Shoe-Thrower May Appear in Court Tomorrow « The Washington Independent
Shoe-thrower Muntader al-Zaidi may appear in court tomorrow to face charges. According to The New York Times, he has some powerful representation.
The senior lawyer, Dheyaa Saadi, head of the Union of Lawyers in Iraq and one of the country’s most high-profile lawyers, said that he had volunteered to defend Mr. Zaidi if the judge elects to detain him pending further court hearings.
“I will introduce myself as his lawyer and demand the case be closed and Muntader be released because he did not commit a crime,” said Mr. Saadi. “He only freely expressed himself to the occupier, and he has such a right according to international law.”
I am no international-law expert, but I’d be curious to see the Right To Throw Shoes in any lawbook. Still, obviously, anyone who’d defend al-Zaidi is a Baathist an enemy of the Real Iraq, a country that has already reelected Ahmed Chalabi prime minister and president simultaneously.