An Iraqi judge said the reporter who hurled a shoe at President George Bush during a new conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Sunday had bruises on his face and around his eyes.
Judge Dhia al-Kinani said Friday that the journalist had bruises on his face and around his eyes.
The journalist, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, was wrestled to the ground after throwing the shoes during a Sunday news conference with Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Zeidi is in custody and is expected to eventually face charges of insulting a foreign leader.
The judge says the journalist has not raised a formal charge relating to his injuries. He also confirmed that al-Zeidi has written a letter to al-Maliki requesting a pardon.