Mourners carry the body of Veteran Sudan Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi during his funeral on March 6, 2016 in the capital Khartoum. / AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY
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Senior Sudanese officials joined some 3,000 mourners Sunday at the funeral of veteran Islamist leader Hassan Turabi, an ally turned outspoken critic of the government.Turabi was the only Sudanese politician to support a warrant issued for Bashir's arrest by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide over the regime's conduct of the conflict in Darfur.He was detained several times over a career spanning four decades, including in January 2009 two days after urging Bashir to give himself up to the ICC.
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