Sudan frees Islamist opposition leader -- family

Sun Mar 8, 2009 9:19pm EDT

KHARTOUM, March 9 (Reuters) - Sudan released an Islamist opposition leader on Monday, two months after he was detained for calling on Sudan's president to surrender to the International Criminal Court, his family said.

Hassan al-Turabi was freed from prison in Port Sudan and flown to his home in Khartoum in the early hours without any explanation, his son Siddig told Reuters.