Hassan Turabi (File photo)
Sudanese authorities have released Islamist leader Hassan Turabi, more than a year after he was detained over allegations he was plotting a coup.

Officials with Mr. Turabi's opposition Popular Congress party confirmed the release.

Mr. Turabi had been arrested last year along with other members of his party and accused of plotting a coup against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

Mr. Turabi, a former ally of Mr. Bashir, was never brought to trial.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.