KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The former speaker of the Sudanese parliament -- Muslim opposition leader Hassan Turabi -- has been hospitalized for dehydration, his wife said.
Turabi has been under house arrest since early last year, after he forged a political alliance with the People's Liberation Army, the rebel southern force that opposes Muslim-dominated rule in Sudan.
Turabi was regarded as the government's chief Islamic ideologue and mastermind of the 1989 military coup that brought President Omar el-Bashir to power. He was also the speaker of parliament, but fell out with el-Bashir in a 2000 power struggle.
More than 2 million people have died in fighting and related famines since the Sudanese civil war began in 1983.
© 2017. All Rights Reserved. | Contact Us