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British Teddy Teacher Gets 15 Days in Jail for 'Insulting Islam'
The Foreign Office said it was extremely disappointed by the verdict. Her lawyer says she will now appeal.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband had met the Sudanese ambassador to discuss the case, stressing it was an "innocent misunderstanding" and the prime minister, Sudanese embassy officials in London and UK Muslim organisations had all expressed the hope that Mrs Gibbons would be released.
With what seems like breath-taking audacity, the school's director Robert Boulos told the AP news agency: "It's a very fair verdict, she could have had six months and lashes and a fine, and she only got 15 days and deportation."
Since when did jailing a woman for an innocent mistake become fair? And since when did letting some school children name a teddy bear constitute inciting hatred?
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