Catherine Wolthuizen, chief executive of Fair Trials International, explained that the Sudanese legal system is very secretive and it is difficult to track the progress of a trial. She said of Gibbons prospects: “All the major reports from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty and the UN Convention on Human Rights have tended to focus on the Darfur region. "What has been evident in those reports is that the independence of the judiciary has been compromised and that the inclusion of Sharia law...Read Full Story
TimesOnline reported that a former colleague of Ms Gibbons, Gill Langworthy, said that the teacher had recently contacted her to say how much she was enjoying her work. “I saw her in July and had farewell drinks and she was so excited about going. Since then we have been in e-mail contact at least once a week. “Last week she sent one with pictures of her sitting on a camel and a beach, loving it, she felt so welcomed and loved teaching the children.”Now Gibbons is at the center of an...Read Full Story
Gillian Gibbons is a teacher who has been arrested in Sudan on blasphemy charges for naming a teddy bear "Mohammed"