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A three-judge court in Lisbon convicted Lt. Col. Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, the military leader of Portugal’s 1974 revolution, and sentenced him to 15 years in prison for masterminding a far-left terror network. The court sentenced three of 63 other defendants to terms ranging from 10 to 15 years. Sixteen defendants were acquitted. Carvalho was arrested along with most of his co-defendants in 1984 in a nationwide police sweep against suspected members of the far-left terrorist group, known as FP-25. The group, which takes its name from the date of the 1974 coup, is blamed for more than 100 attacks since it appeared in 1980.


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