(FILES) This file photo taken on January 17, 2011 shows Veteran Sudan opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi giving an interview to AFP in Khartoum. Turabi died of a heart attack on March 5, 2016 aged 84. AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY
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Veteran Sudan Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, one of the fiercest critics of President Omar al-Bashir's government, died of a heart attack on Saturday aged 84, a medical source said.A key figure in Bashir's regime for a decade after his 1989 coup, Turabi later became one of its fiercest critics and led the opposition in urging a Tunisia-style uprising.Turabi was detained several times over a career spanning four decades, including in January 2009 two days after he urged Bashir to surrender to the ICC.
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