Pardon for teddy-row teacher in Sudan

British Muslim politician Lord Nazir Ahmed says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has agreed to pardon British teacher Gillian Gibbons, jailed after allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed.

British Muslim politician Lord Nazir Ahmed says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has agreed to pardon British teacher Gillian Gibbons, jailed after allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed.

Two British Muslim politicians met Sudan’s president today to plead for the pardon of Ms Gibbons.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Nazir Ahmed, Muslim representatives from the House of Lords, had talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at his presidential palace.

“We’re very grateful for the help of your outstanding adviser,” Mr Ahmed told Mr al-Bashir, referring to the president’s adviser, during a brief photo opportunity when journalists were allowed in the room.

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