The Georgetown Student Who Became Justice Minister of Sudan — Washington Post

He was preparing for life as an academic. A new government in his homeland had bigger plans for him.

Sudanese Minister of Justice Nasredeen Abdulbari at work. (Photos by Rebecca Hamilton)
February 5, 2020

Late last summer, Nasredeen Abdulbari, 41, was in the Georgetown University Library, editing the fifth chapter of his dissertation on constitutional law and human rights, when he received a text message from a Sudanese civil society leader asking him to call urgently. Seismic changes were underway in Abdulbari’s home country of Sudan, where protesters had succeeded in ousting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir after 30 years of dictatorship. Abdulbari closed his laptop and stepped outside to make the call. “Civil society is nominating you to be the minister of justice,” the man on the other end of the line told him. …

https://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2020/02/05/georgetown-student-who-became-justice-minister-sudan

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