Ştirile din Sudan, luni 26 noiembrie: o învăţătoare engleză de şcoală primară e arestată datorită unui ursuleţ de pluş.
A British schoolteacher has been arrested in Sudan accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet, after she allowed her pupils to name a teddy bear Muhammad.
Colleagues of Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, said she made an „innocent mistake” by letting the six and seven-year-olds choose the name.
Ms Gibbons was arrested after several parents made complaints.
The BBC has learned the charge could lead to six months in jail, 40 lashes or a fine.
The spokesman said the naming of the teddy happened months ago and was chosen by the children because it is a common name in the country.
„This happened in September and the parents did not have a problem with it,” he said.
Ms Gibbons, who joined the school in August, asked a seven-year-old girl to bring in her teddy bear and asked the class to pick names for it, he said.
„They came up with eight names including Abdullah, Hassan and Muhammad,” Mr Boulos said, adding that she then had the children vote on a name.
Twenty out of the 23 children chose Muhammad as their favourite name.
Mr Boulos said each child was then allowed to take the bear home at weekends and told to write a diary about what they did with it.
He said the children’s entries were collected in a book with a picture of the bear on the cover and a message which read, „My name is Muhammad.”
Pe 28 noiembrie, Gillian Gibbons e acuzată de insultarea religiei (nu pot dezvălui care anume) şi incitare la ură. O codamnare uşoară ar fi însemnat amendă, 40 de lovituri cu biciul sau 6 luni de închisoare.
The British schoolteacher who allowed her pupils to name a teddy bear Mohammed has been charged in Sudan with insulting religion and inciting hatred.
„Khartoum north prosecution unit has completed its investigation and has charged the Briton Gillian (Gibbons) under Article 125 of the criminal code,” the Sudanese news agency SUNA said, quoting a senior justice ministry official.
The Foreign Office confirmed the charges in the case which is now set to go before the court on Thursday.
Miss Gibbons, who was arrested on Sunday in Khartoum, is expected to appear.
The teacher, from Liverpool, could face 40 lashes, a fine, or six months in jail if convicted.
Marea Britanie îşi flexează muşchii diplomatici şi pe 30 noiembrie… victorie! Spiritul umanitar al justiţiei sudaneze triumfă: Gillian Gibbons e graţiată cu 15 zile de închisoare. (Faţă de sistemul inuman american, unde o personalitate ca Paris Hilton e azvîrlită în puşcărie pentru 45 de zile consecutive.)
Şi pentru că all’s well that ends well, radio BBC nu se sfieşte să anunţe că un grup de mici dimensiuni protestează verdictul şi cere o sentinţă mai aspră. Unii erau clar nemulţumiţi şi strigau „moarte celor care insultă Profetul”, însă pe ansamblu demonstranţii erau cît se poate de agreabili. Adică good-natured. I mean, people were smiling as they chanted. Am menţionat că era oricum un grup nu prea mare?