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July 13, 1986

A military court in Guinea-Bissau convicted 56 people of conspiring to overthrow the government and sentenced 12 of them to death, according to reports reaching Lisbon. Among those sentenced to die were Paulo Correia, former justice minister and former vice president of the governing Council of State, and former Supreme Court Justice Viriato Rodrigues, who were charged with leading the conspiracy in the former Portuguese colony in West Africa.

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