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Iraq to probe 'custody abuse' of Bush shoe assailant
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Source: AFP

BAGHDAD (AFP) Iraq's justice system is to probe the case of the journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W. Bush, officials said on Tuesday, as his brother said he had been beaten up by security agents.

"Muntazer al-Zaidi has been transferred to the judicial authorities who have opened an investigation. But it is too soon to say who was behind this act," General Qassem Atta, spokesman for a Baghdad security plan, told AFP.

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He said he had been told that his brother was initially held by Iraqi forces in the heavily fortified Green Zone compound in central Baghdad where the US embassy and most government offices are housed.

"He has got a broken arm and ribs, and cuts to his eye and arm," said Durgham.

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An AFP journalist said that blood was visible on the ground as he was led away into custody although it was unclear if it was his.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081216/wl_afp/iraqusbushmedia_081216140454
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