Sudan Jail Teacher 'In Good Spirits'

November 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sky News,,30000-1295080,00.html

The British teacher jailed in Sudan for insulting Islam by allowing her class to name a teddy bear Mohammed is in good spirits and not too distressed, her son has said.

John Gibbons was able to chat to his mother Gillian for a "reasonable length of time".

"She said she doesn't want anyone using her as something to stoke up resentment between anyone - be they Sudanese or Muslim," he reported.

"That's not the kind of person she is."

Ms Gibbons' son added that he hoped to have his mother home as soon as possible - and thanked the efforts being made by the Foreign Office.