November 29, 2007 / 1:49 PM / 12 years ago

Britain "disappointed" by Sudan court decision

LONDON (Reuters) - The Foreign Office said on Thursday it was “extremely disappointed” by a Sudanese court’s decision to find a British teacher guilty of insulting Islam and said the Sudanese ambassador would be summoned immediately.

“The Sudanese ambassador will be called in this evening to explain this decision,” a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.

“We are extremely disappointed.”

Gillian Gibbons, 54, was sentenced to 15 days in prison followed by deportation by a court in Sudan after being charged with insulting religion for allowing her pupils to name a teddy bear Mohammad.

Reporting by Luke Baker; Editing by Charles Dick

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