Sudanese opposition leader released

11Mar09

Sudanese opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi (above), jailed two months ago after saying President Omar al-Bashir should turn himself in to the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court, has been released. The ICC issued an arrest warrant last week for the Arab president, charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity, which President Bashir has totally mocked. The president held a “me against the world” rally on Sunday in Darfur.

Turabi, once an ally of President Bashir until a power struggle forced a split a decade ago, is the leader of the Islamist Popular Congress Party.

By the way, the name Sudan comes from the Arabic “bilad al-sudan,” which means “land of the blacks.”

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