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    Breaking news, the teddy bear teacher is released early... a few of the posters on this board will be very happy...

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-7122835,00.html

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - A British teacher jailed for insulting Islam after allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad was released Monday when Sudan's president pardoned her, a British Embassy spokesman said.

    The teacher, Gillian Gibbons, said she did not intend to offend anyone and had great respect for Islam.

    ``She is in British Embassy custody and is with the deputy British ambassador,'' embassy spokesman Omar Daair said. He would not give her exact location or say when she would leave Sudan.

    Gibbons, 54, was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation for insulting Islam because she allowed her students to name a class teddy bear Muhammad, seen as a reference to Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Her time in jail since her arrest Nov. 25 counted toward the sentence.

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