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VICTIMS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND FRANCO’S DICTATORSHIP
DESERVE ANSWERS NOW !
The victims of human rights crimes committed by the Franco regime during the Spanish Civil War - crimes that violated International Law - have the right to know the truth, to obtain justice and to receive reparations for the damages they suffered. In 2006, on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, the victims still have no answer.

The remains of tens of thousands of people are still in secret mass graves or in places unbeknownst to their closest relatives. The family members of those who were sentenced to death and executed as a result of unjust trials have never been able to overturn these unfair sentences. The official documents which could establish the truth of what actually happened, are kept in numerous files spread throughout Spain that are difficult to access and, in some cases, run the risk of disappearing.

 

Secret mass graves in Villamayor
de los Montes (Burgos). © Privado
In spite of the creation of an Inter-Ministerial Commission and the promise of President Rodríguez Zapatero to make this matter a priority, there has been no significant progress after two years of work. The basic human rights of these victims continue to be denied.

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