Veteran Sudan Islamist Turabi laid to rest

The Sudan opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi Turabi died of a heart attack on March 5, 2016 aged 84Senior 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. Police were out in force as Turabi’s shrouded body was laid to rest in the Burri cemetery in the east of the capital. Mourners from his Popular Congress Party, many of them wearing traditional robes and turbans, paraded banners bearing his photograph and paying tribute to his life.

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