An Iraqi journalist hailed as a hero in the Arab world for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush has been jailed for three years.
Defence lawyers had called for the charges to be dismissed, saying Mr Bush had never been in serious danger.
Mr Zaidi has been held in custody ever since. His lawyers said he was beaten by prison guards, although he has looked healthy at court appearances.
Anyone sense a signed, sealed and agreed political asylum claim over here just in time for him to be let out....?