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Hassan Al-Turabi

Dr. Hassan 'Abd Allah al-Turabi, commonly called Hassan al-Turabi (sometimes transliterated Hassan al-Tourabi) (حسن الترابي) (born c.1932 in Kassala), is a religious and Islamist political leader in Sudan, who may have been instrumental in institutionalizing sharia in the northern part of the country. He has been called a "longtime hard-line ideological leader.".
Al-Turabi was leader of the National Islamic Front, a political movement with considerable political power in Sudan but little popularity among voters. In 1979 he became Minister of Justice. In June 1989, a coup d'état by allies, the "National Salvation Revolution", brought him and the National Islamic Front to power.
In March 1996, al-Turabi was elected to a seat in the National Assembly where he served as speaker of the National Assembly "during the 1990s." This period coincided with a decline in the influence of al-Turabi and his party's "internationalist and ideological wing" in favor of more pragmatic leaders, brought on by the imposition of UN sanctions on Sudan in punishment for Sudan's assistance to Egyptian terrorists in their attempt to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Al-Turabi was imprisoned in the Kobar (Cooper) prison in Khartoum in March 2004 on the orders of his one-time ally President ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Sudanese Opposition Forces Alarmed Over Recent Remarks By Bashir
2014-06-29
However, the Popular Congress Party (PCP) led by Hassan al-Turabi has previously rejected calls to boycott the dialogue despite acknowledging recent crackdown by the government. Al-Mahdi described in press statements on Thursday the government ...
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    Sudan opposition forces alarmed over remarks by Bashir
    2014-06-29
    However, the Popular Congress Party (PCP) led by Hassan al-Turabi has previously rejected calls to boycott the dialogue despite acknowledging recent crackdown by the government. Al-Mahdi described in press statements on Thursday the government ...
    (Sudan Tribune)

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      Wars worsen as Sudan's...
      2014-06-28
      Hassan al-Turabi, a powerful Islamist behind the 1989 coup, broke with Bashir a decade later and founded the opposition Popular Congress Party. In a 2012 interview, Turabi told AFP that Bashir "never spent 5 minutes organizing the coup" and was put up ...
      (Rappler)

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        Wars worsen as Sudan's salvation' regime marks 25 years
        2014-06-28
        Hassan al-Turabi, a powerful Islamist behind the 1989 coup, broke with Bashir a decade later and founded the opposition Popular Congress Party. In a 2012 interview, Turabi told AFP that Bashir "never spent five minutes organising the coup" and was put ...
        (The New Age Online)

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          Sudan's Islamist party vows to stick to dialogue
          2014-05-21
          Sudan's largest opposition party, led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, said it will not withdraw from the ongoing national dialogue with President Omar al-Bashir's ruling party despite recent arrests of another opposition figure and the confiscation of a ...
          (www.worldbulletin.net)

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            Sudan's Islamist party vows to stick to dialogue
            2014-05-21
            Sudan's largest opposition party, led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, said it will not withdraw from the ongoing national dialogue with President Omar al-Bashir's ruling party despite recent arrests of another opposition figure and the confiscation of a ...
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              Sudan's Islamist party vows to stick to dialogue
              2014-05-21
              Sudan's largest opposition party, led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, said it will not withdraw from the ongoing national dialogue with President Omar al-Bashir's ruling party despite recent arrests of another opposition figure and the confiscation of a ...
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                Sudan's Islamist party vows to stick to dialogue
                2014-05-20
                Sudan's largest opposition party, led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, said it will not withdraw from the ongoing national dialogue with President Omar al-Bashir's ruling party despite recent arrests of another opposition figure and the confiscation of a ...
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                  Sudan Opposition Party Halts Reform Talks on Ex-PM's Arrest
                  2014-05-19
                  The Popular Congress Party, led by Islamist veteran Hassan al-Turabi, will find itself in a “very awkward situation” if it still hold talks with the government, Zein al-Abedin said. “It will appear as if this whole dialog is a reunion of Sudan's ...
                  (Bloomberg)
                  1. Arrest of Top Sudan Opposition Chief Undermines Crisis Talks

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