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U.K. teacher sentenced to jail in teddy bear case

A British schoolteacher was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in jail and will be deported from Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy bear after the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

Gillian Gibbons, 54, was convicted by a Sudanese court of inciting religious hatred. She will be deported after completion of her sentence.

The British teacher was arrested Sunday after a complaint was lodged with the Education Ministry that she insulted the Prophet Muhammad — the most revered religious figure in Islam — by applying his name to a stuffed animal.

She faced a maximum penalty of 40 lashes and six months in prison for the charge.

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