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British PM "Delighted" At Sudan Teacher's Pardon


PM "delighted" at Sudan teacher's pardon

Gordon Brown has praised the work of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi in securing the freedom of teacher Gillian Gibbons.

Mrs Gibbons was jailed for 15 days by a court in Sudan for allowing a child in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.

She will be released into the care of the British embassy in Khartoum after what the Prime Minister called a "difficult ordeal".

Prime Minister's Statement

I was delighted and relieved to hear the news that Gillian Gibbons is to be freed. Common sense has prevailed. She will be released into the care of our embassy in Khartoum after what must have been a difficult ordeal.

Through the course of Ms gibbons' detention I was glad to see Muslim groups across the UK express strong support for her case.

I applaud the particular efforts of Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi in securing her freedom. I am also grateful to our officials for all their work behind the scenes.

ENDS

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