Protesters In Sudan Calling For Teacher's Execution
Angry protesters in the hundreds stood outside the presidential palace. Some of them had waved ceremonial swords. They have denounced the British teacher for letting her class name a teddy bear “Mohammed.” Some of them are wanting for the teacher to be executed for it.
While convicted for insulting religion, she was cleared of the charges of inciting hatred and showing contempt for religious beliefs. Currently, she and her lawyer Ali Ajeb are planning to appeal the current sentence. Senior British lawmakers are heading to Khartoum to try securing the early release of Gillian Gibbons.
Two members of the House of Lords plan to meet Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
The protests and demonstrations began with worshipers spilling out of mosques in the capital after prayers on Friday.
It was confirmed by the defense that the complaint that led to Gibbons being jailed came from Sarah Khawad who is a secretary at the school. Gibbons worked at the school after leaving her position as deputy head teacher in Liverpool.
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