Headline: UK teacher jailed
over teddy row
A British teacher has been found guilty in Sudan of insulting religion after she
allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, has been sentenced to 15 days in prison and
will then be deported.
She escaped conviction for inciting hatred and showing contempt for religious
beliefs, and will now appeal.
Foreign Secretary David Miliband has expressed "in the strongest terms" the UK's
concern at her detention.
Date: 30 November 2007
Helen: Where you been Betty - I haven't seen you
Betty: I've been in the jail, so I have.
Betty: Yeah - four weeks in the bloody jail.
Helen: Your kidding!
Betty: No - some people got annoyed at the name I
gave my baby.
Helen: Away! Did you call him Muhammad and
get those Mosklims annoyed.
Betty: No - I know better than to call him
Helen: Well did you call him Jesus and get the
Pope all upset?
Betty: Don't be stupid!
Helen: Was it Abraham? Did you go and upset
all your Jewish friends.
Betty: No! I wouldn't do that.
Helen: Well what did you call the wee soul
Betty: Inra . . . Inra-Cludgie
Helen: Inra! - Who did that offend - Church
of Scotland? Hindus? Buddhists? Sikhs? Chinese Universists? Scientologists?
Betty: No! I didn't offend any religious
Helen: So why did you get bunged up in
prison for calling the baby Inra?
Betty: Cos it's such a shite name.
Helen: True . . . good point.