People carry banners during the funeral of Popular Congress Party (PCP) leader Hassan al-Turabi in Khartoum March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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Senior Sudanese officials joined some 3,000 mourners on Sunday at the funeral of veteran Islamist leader Hassan Turabi, an ally turned outspoken critic of the regime.Turabi was a leading force behind the 1989 coup that brought Bashir to power.Turabi was the only Sudanese politician to support a warrant issued for Bashir's arrest by the International Criminal Court 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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