Rui Ricardo Silva

Rui Ricardo Silva was born in Lisbon, in 1916. At the age of 19, in July 1936, he was arrested for the first time. Reason? “Communist”, reads in his prison biography, we can also read that before being arrested he was tried, in absentia, by the Special Military Court (TME) in April, and sentenced to 480 days in correctional prison. After his arrest, he retired to a police station, being transferred on July 28, 1936 to Peniche and in October to Caxias, embarking for Angra do Heroísmo later that month. It is in Angra that he is tried a second time by TME, which reinforces the previous conviction with another 4 and a half years of sentence. In February 1938, he entered in the Aljube, after two requests for transfer to the continent, due to illness. The first request dates from September 1937. It arrives on the 7th, passes to the infirmary on the 9th and on the 10th, he enters the S. José hospital, where he dies. He was 21 years old.

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