Child removed from Gambia Britons
Gambian authorities arrested David and Fiona Fulton. The two were working as missionaries in Gambia where 90% of the population is Muslim. Their child, who had been in police custody with Mrs Fulton, is now removed from the police custody.
12/08/2008 Gambia (BBC News)-The two-year-old adopted daughter of British Christian missionaries arrested in Africa is being cared for by a family friend, the Foreign Office said.
David Fulton, 60, from Troon in Ayrshire and his wife Fiona, 46, from Devon , were arrested in The Gambia on sedition charges on 29 November.
The child had been in police custody with Mrs Fulton but has now been placed with friends.
Mr Fulton works as a chaplain in the mainly Muslim country's army, and first moved to The Gambia 12 years ago.
A friend of the couple, Jim Rae from Motherwell, said he was concerned for Mr Fulton's health.
He said: "The stories that are coming back from the prison is that Davey is not eating and apparently he is not well, he is a bit sick," he said.
"His body is failing, according to the contact, and that worries me - his physical condition as well as the kind of stress he must be under.
The country has a secular constitution, but its population is 90% Muslim.