• Short Summary

    DOCTOR MARIO SOARES, A PROMINENT OPPONENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REGIME, HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO RETURN FROM EXILE BY THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF DOCTOR MARCELLO CAETANO, THE NEW PRIME MINISTER.

  • Description

    DOCTOR MARIO SOARES, A PROMINENT OPPONENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REGIME, HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO RETURN FROM EXILE BY THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF DOCTOR MARCELLO CAETANO, THE NEW PRIME MINISTER.

    DOCTOR SOARES, A 43-YEAR-OLD LAWYERS, WAS RELEASED ON SATURDAY FROM HIS EXILE ON THE PORTUGUESE ISLAND OF SAO TOME, IN THE ATLANTIC OFF THE AFRICAN COAST.

    THE LAWYER BEGAN HIS EXILE ON MARCH 21 WHEN HE LEFT LISBON FOR SAO TOME. ON HIS RETURN TO LISBON HE SAID HE INTENDED TO RESUME HIS LEGAL AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES.

    DOCTORS CAETANO, WHO BECAME PRIME MINSTER AFTER DOCTOR SALAZAR SUFFERED A CRIPPLING STROKE, GAVE THE PORTUGUESE BAR ASSOCIATION AN UNDERTAKING THAT DOCTOR SOARES WOULD BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER. THERE IS NO EXPLANATION WHY THE RELEASE WAS BROUGHT FORWARD.

    DOCTOR SOARES HAD BEEN ARRESTED 13 TIMES DURING THE 36 YEARS OF THE SALAZAR REGIME, BUT HIS TERM ON SAO TOME WAS HIS ONLY PERIOD OF EXILE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6H0I0T86YFDWEU4ISBS3KUSGW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H0I0T86YFDWEU4ISBS3KUSGW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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