Muntadhar al-Zeidi, 30, defiantly shouted, `Long Live Iraq!` when the sentence was imposed, according to defence lawyers. Some of his relatives collapsed and had to be helped out of the courthouse. Others were forcibly removed by guards after shouting `Down with Bush! This judiciary is unjust,` al-Zeidi`s brother, Dargham, said tearfully.
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Image: The shoes that were hurled at US President George W Bush sit on the shelves with their new name tag `Bye Bye Bush` at the company headquarters in Istanbul on January 9, 2009.