British teacher jailed in Sudan reportedly says she is being well treated

December 2, 2007 00:31
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher jailed in Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, was quoted as saying Saturday that she is being treated well by her guards and thanked the British government for acting on her behalf. "I'm fine. I'm well," Channel 4 News quoted her as saying in a statement the station said it had obtained from the legal team in Khartoum. "I want people to know I've been well treated, and especially that I'm well fed. I've been given so many apples I feel I could set up my own stall. The guards are constantly asking if I have everything I need." She thanked everyone who has supported her, and said she was especially grateful that Prime Minister Gordon Brown had taken the time to call her son in England, Channel 4 News said. "The Sudanese people in general have been pleasant and very generous, and I've had nothing but good experiences during my four months here. I'm really sad to leave, and if I could go back to work tomorrow then I would," the statement quoted her as saying. Gibbons, 54, was sentenced to 15 days in jail and deportation after being convicted on Thursday of insulting Islam by allowing her 7-year-old students to name a teddy bear Muhammad - the name of Islam's prophet. But a judge acquitted her of inciting hatred and spared her the more serious punishment of 40 lashes.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Illustration photo of a Mastercard logo on a credit card
June 26, 2019
NGOs attempt to hold MasterCard accountable for servicing neo-Nazi group


Cookie Settings