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António Guedes Oliveira Silva

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António Guedes Oliveira Silva

(Vila Nova de Gaia, 01-05-1901 – Tarrafal, Santiago Island, Cape Verde 03-11-1941)

António Guedes Oliveira Silva, son of Adelaide Amália Carolina and an unknown father, was born in Vila Nova de Gaia. He worked as a driver and he was arrested on 7 November 1937 and held incommunicado in a police station for four months until, on March 17 of the following year, he was transferred to the Prison of Aljube. During his almost five-month detention in this prison, he was admitted to the infirmary twice. On 11 August 1938, he was transferred to the northern stronghold of the Prison of Caxias, where he remained until March 14 of the following year. On this date, he was transferred to the 1st precinct for questioning, where he had already spent the night from 9 to 10 December of the previous year. He was tried at the Special Military Court on 15 March 1939, and sentenced to eleven years of exile in one of the colonies, with one year of imprisonment at the place of exile, and loss of political rights for ten years. On 1 April 1939, he was sent to the Concentration Camp of Tarrafal in Cape Verde, where he died in 1941, at the age of 40.

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