Francisco Martins Rodrigues


Francisco Martins Rodrigues

Francisco Martins Rodrigues (1927 - April 22, 2008) was a Portuguese anti-Fascist resistant and the founder of the Portuguese Marxist-Leninist Committee in 1964, which was one of the country's first major Marxist-Leninist organizations. cite news |first=|last=|title=Óbito: Morreu Francisco Martins Rodrigues - fundador do Comité Marxista- Leninista Português|url=http://ww1.rtp.pt/noticias/index.php?article=341409&visual=26&rss=0 |work= RTP |publisher= |date=2008-04-22 |accessdate=2008-05-08] Rodrigues was imprisoned numerous times by the PIDE, including a long prison term between 1965 and the Carnation Revolution in April 1974. He was also member of the Portuguese Communist Party until 1963, witch he left because of disagrements about the pro-soviet views of the Party.

Francisco Martins Rodrigues died of cancer in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 22, 2008, at the age of 81. His funeral and cremation was held at the Cemitério do Alto São João.

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* [http://ultimahora.publico.clix.pt/noticia.aspx?id=1326607&canal=12 Publico: Francisco Martins Rodrigues dies] (Portuguese)


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