Ninoy Aquino From the courtroom, his jail cell and exile 8,000 miles from the Philippines in Newton, Mass., the 50-year-old Benigno S. Aquino Jr. remained an outspoken and implacable foe of President Ferdinand E. Marcos. His political influence on the archipelago spanned nearly 30 years, though the charismatic opposition leader's elective career came to an abrupt end in September 1972, when Mr. Aquino was arrested after Mr. Marcos declared martial law. Charged with murder, illegal possession of firearms and subversion, Mr. Aquino stood before a military tribunal almost exactly 10 years ago and refused to defend himself against accusations that carried the death penalty. Instead he used the courtroom as a forum to attack President Marcos....The end:
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