Monday, January 19, 2009

The Iraqi "botinkometatel" asks for political asylum in Switzerland.

KommentariiIraksky potseluy15.12.2008Zhurnalist TV channel Al-Baghdadi "threw in the George W. Bush botinkamiIraksky journalist Muntazer Al-Go, metnuvshy in the boots of U.S. President George W. Bush is going to ask for political asylum in Switzerland, the Tribune de Geneve newspaper on 18 January, with reference to a Swiss lawyer journalist.
According to the lawyer, Al-Go, located in the Iraqi prison in Baghdad, fears for his life. Documents required for a petition for political asylum will be sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, already this week. The lawyer explained that his client is going to settle in Geneva, where he will be able to work a journalist at the UN.
Earlier, the brother of al-Go reported that the journalist broken arm and several ribs, but was unable to explain whether this occurs during detention or in prison.
Remember, December 14, during a speech by George Bush in Baghdad, 29-year-old journalist threw a two shoe, vykriknuv: "This is a farewell kiss, a dog." The American president managed to dodge and do not hurt, but in the prevailing confusion press secretary Dana Perino White House accidentally hit the microphone in the face.
Al-Go act triggered conflicting reactions around the world, and a wave of imitations. In Iraq, Syria, Iran and some other countries, Al-Go became seen as a hero, defying the United States, but in his support of a few rallies.
Journalist charged with assaulting a representative of a foreign state, for which al-Go faces up to 15 years in prison.

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