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Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist 'Beaten in Custody'

Al-Zaidi’s brother reports that the journalist is suffering from a broken hand, broken ribs, and internal bleeding.
Muntader al-Zaidi, the now-infamous shoe-hurling Iraqi journalist, has reportedly been "beaten in custody," according to the BBC. Al-Zaidi's brother reports that the journalist is suffering from a broken hand, broken ribs, and internal bleeding. Yesterday, TV al-Sharqiya in Iraq reported that the al-Zaidi had "signs of tortures on his thighs." Meanwhile, thousands of Iraqis have taken to streets on Tuesday for second day to demand al-Zaidi's release.
Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report.