On 3 December 1982 Brazil’s Supreme Military Court (STM) gave its ruling following an appeal by two French priests Aristide Camio and François Gouriou. It slightly reduced the severe sentences imposed by the Military Court in Belém on 22 June 1982. Father Camio’s sentence was reduced to 10 years’ imprisonment, Father Gouriou’s to 8 years. As the Court’s decision was not unanimous, the priests have the right to make a second appeal to the STM.
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