British teacher offends Islam
According to MSNBC, a British teacher was convicted of insulting Islam in Sudan letting her students name a teddy bear Muhammad and the teacher's lawyer expects his client to be pardoned.
Two British Muslim politicians visted Khartoum on Saturday to try and get the teacher released.
Labour peer Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi, arrived in Sudan a private meeting and met with Sudanese officials about the case of Gillian Gibbons.
â€śI would not be surprised if president of the republic will tell delegation we have dropped this charge,â€? defense attorney Kamal al-Gizouli told The Associated Press, explaining that only the president has the power to lift Gibbonsâ€™ 15 day sentence.
Gibbons' sentence ends on Dec. 9 and was moved Friday from the women's prison after thousands of Sudanese, burned pictures of her and demanded that she be executed.
According to CNN, Gibbons, 54, was sentenced on Thursday and received a credit for time served. As of Sunday, she only had eight days left in her sentence.
She did apologize to a faculty member that was offended by the toy's name and she still wishes to stay in Sudan and continue teaching.
However, she will be deported immediately after she is released.