Monday, 3 December 2007

British teddy teacher pardoned in Sudan

Filed under: News Watch Blog — Catherine Morris @ 17:10 PDT

Teacher Gillian Gibbons is to be released from prison in Sudan after she was jailed for allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

Mrs Gibbons was jailed for 15 days by a court in Sudan.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir pardoned her after a meeting with two British Muslim peers – Lord Ahmed and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.

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