Image: Poster of Iraqi shoe thrower
Khalid Mohammed  /  AP
A relative of Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who threw his shoes at former U.S. President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad earlier this year, waves Ian raqi flag, left, next to a poster bearing al-Zeidi's photograph as they anticipate his release from prison after nine months, at the family's apartment in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday.
updated 9/14/2009 5:40:21 AM ET 2009-09-14T09:40:21

The brother of the Iraqi reporter jailed for throwing his shoes at former President George W. Bush says the man will not be released Monday as planned due to paperwork processing delays.

Muntadhar al-Zeidi's family had gathered at dawn outside an Iraqi army base in central Baghdad where he was expected to be released from prison.

After waiting more than five hours, his brother Dargham said he received a phone call from al-Zeidi telling him he would not be released until Tuesday because of the delays.

The family said it will stage a sit-in outside the base Tuesday until he is released, and called for other Iraqis to join them.

Al-Zeidi's act of protest last December made the little-known reporter an instant hero across the Arab world.

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