Monday, December 3, 2007

Congratulations - Well done Mr. al Bashir

Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher jailed for insulting Islam in a row over a teddy bear, was preparing to fly home from Sudan today after being pardoned by the country's President.

British primary school teacher Gillian Gibbons is pictured in this undated photo downloaded from her Friends Reunited account

The 54-year-old mother-of-two was released into the care of the British Embassy in Khartoum after receiving an official pardon from Omar al-Bashir. Her release followed 48 hours of negotiations between Sudanese officials and two British Muslim peers, Lord Ahmed of Rotherham and Baroness Warsi.

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