The victims of Franco's brutal repression are exhumed from the mass graves

The victims of the regime of General Francisco Franco have been exhumed from mass graves in Paterna where they were buried after the dictator executed his rivals after taking power in Spain (anthology volunteers work in the mass grave)

The victims of General Francisco Franco's regime have been exhumed from mass graves in Paterna, where they were buried after the dictator executed his rivals after taking power in Spain.

The attempt to exhume the buried has been legally active during the last decade, and the victims of the descendants seek funding to be discovered, with the aim of closing them down.

It is believed that the firing squads of the Civil and Civil Guard shot and killed at least 2,238 prisoners in accordance with the historian's investigation and the cemetery records.

It is believed that the remains were thrown into 70 different common graves and covered in quicklime, scientifically known as calcium oxide, to seal the site.

The victims of the regime of General Francisco Franco have been exhumed from mass graves in Paterna where they were buried after the dictator executed his rivals after taking power in Spain (anthology volunteers work in the mass grave)

The victims of the regime of General Francisco Franco have been exhumed from mass graves in Paterna where they were buried after the dictator executed his rivals after taking power in Spain (anthology volunteers work in the mass grave)

The tombstone of the victims executed by the Franco regime is seen in Paterna cemetery while the experts exhume the bodies they buried there in mass graves eight decades ago

The tombstone of the victims executed by the Franco regime is seen in Paterna cemetery while the experts exhume the bodies they buried there in mass graves eight decades ago

The tombstone of the victims executed by the Franco regime is seen in Paterna cemetery while the experts exhume the bodies they buried there in mass graves eight decades ago

Yesterday, the cemetery number 112, where two groups of 50 prisoners were buried months after the war ended in April 1939, was the last to be opened in Paterna.

After days of carefully digging under a layer of burials of common coffins, piles of skeletons emerged.

Alex Calpe, one of the independent archaeologists who works on the site on behalf of the murdered relatives, says that the work of the experts should be "thorough" & # 39; because his goal is to close the accounts to the families of the victims. & # 39;

The attempt to exhume the buried has been legally active during the last decade, and the victims of the descendants seek financing to dig them up, in order to close them

The attempt to exhume the buried has been legally active during the last decade, and the victims of the descendants seek financing to dig them up, in order to close them

The attempt to exhume the buried has been legally active during the last decade, and the victims of the descendants seek financing to dig them up, in order to close them

It is believed that the firing squads of the Civil and Civil Guard shot and killed at least 2,238 prisoners in accordance with the historian's investigation and the cemetery records.

It is believed that the firing squads of the Civil and Civil Guard shot and killed at least 2,238 prisoners in accordance with the historian's investigation and the cemetery records.

It is believed that the firing squads of the Civil and Civil Guard shot and killed at least 2,238 prisoners in accordance with the historian's investigation and the cemetery records.

It is believed that the remains were thrown into 70 different common graves and covered in quicklime, scientifically known as calcium oxide, to seal the site.

It is believed that the remains were thrown into 70 different common graves and covered in quicklime, scientifically known as calcium oxide, to seal the site.

It is believed that the remains were thrown into 70 different common graves and covered in quicklime, scientifically known as calcium oxide, to seal the site.

It is believed that the remains were thrown into 70 different common graves and covered in quicklime, scientifically known as calcium oxide, to seal the site.

It is believed that the remains were thrown into 70 different common graves and covered in quicklime, scientifically known as calcium oxide, to seal the site.

Yesterday, the cemetery number 112, where two batches of 50 prisoners were inhumed months after the war ended in April 1939, was the last to be inaugurated in Paterna

Yesterday, the cemetery number 112, where two batches of 50 prisoners were inhumed months after the war ended in April 1939, was the last to be inaugurated in Paterna

Yesterday, the cemetery number 112, where two batches of 50 prisoners were inhumed months after the war ended in April 1939, was the last to be inaugurated in Paterna

Remedios Ferrer, granddaughter of the anarchist Mariano Brines, whose parents took her into French exile when she was two years old and died before discovering Brines' burial place, said that the changes sought by Spain's new socialist government would come too late.

She said: "It makes me sad and angry, because it was heartbreaking for my mother, and before her for my grandmother, to know that Grandpa was buried here as an animal," said Ferrer, who is now 66 years old. those who are here. "

Brines was summarily executed by a firing squad months after General Francisco Franco proclaimed his victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

Alex Calpe, one of the independent archaeologists who works on the site on behalf of the murdered relatives, says that the work of the experts should be "thorough" & # 39; because his goal is to close the accounts to the families of the victims. & # 39;

Alex Calpe, one of the independent archaeologists who works on the site on behalf of the murdered relatives, says that the work of the experts should be "thorough" & # 39; because his goal is to close the accounts to the families of the victims. & # 39;

Alex Calpe, one of the independent archaeologists who works on the site on behalf of the murdered relatives, says that the work of the experts should be "thorough" & # 39; because his goal is to close the accounts to the families of the victims. & # 39;

Remedios Ferrer, granddaughter of the anarchist Mariano Brines, whose parents drove her into French exile when she was two years old and died before discovering Brines' burial place, said that the changes sought by Spain's new socialist government come too late

Remedios Ferrer, granddaughter of the anarchist Mariano Brines, whose parents drove her into French exile when she was two years old and died before discovering Brines' burial place, said that the changes sought by Spain's new socialist government come too late

Remedios Ferrer, granddaughter of the anarchist Mariano Brines, whose parents drove her into French exile when she was two years old and died before discovering Brines' burial place, said that the changes sought by Spain's new socialist government come too late

Brines was summarily executed by a firing squad months after General Francisco Franco proclaimed his victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

Brines was summarily executed by a firing squad months after General Francisco Franco proclaimed his victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

Brines was summarily executed by a firing squad months after General Francisco Franco proclaimed his victory in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.

Josefa Peiro, 80, has a portrait of her father, José Peiro. José Peiro was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War under the Franco regime.

Josefa Peiro, 80, has a portrait of her father, José Peiro. José Peiro was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War under the Franco regime.

Josefa Peiro, 80, has a portrait of her father, José Peiro. José Peiro was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War under the Franco regime.

According to the family's story, Brines was buried along with 99 other sympathizers of the fallen republican regime, just as the dictatorship cemented its authoritarian control.

According to the family's story, Brines was buried along with 99 other sympathizers of the fallen republican regime, just as the dictatorship cemented its authoritarian control.

According to the family's story, Brines was buried along with 99 other sympathizers of the fallen republican regime, just as the dictatorship cemented its authoritarian control.

According to the family's story, Brines was buried along with 99 other sympathizers of the fallen Republican regime just as the dictatorship cemented its authoritarian control.

Paterna is a city on the outskirts of the coast of Valencia that has prospered in the shadow of an infamous execution wall that is still near the cemetery, bullet holes still visible among bouquets and memorials that locals remember the atrocities committed on the site.

Across the country, the pending task remains daunting. It is believed that the mass graves contain at least 114,000 victims of the Spanish Civil War – in which it is believed that half a million people died everywhere – and the four decades of Francoism that followed.

Paterna is a city on the outskirts of the coast of Valencia that has prospered in the shadow of an infamous execution wall that is still near the cemetery, bullet holes still visible among bouquets and memorials that locals remember the atrocities committed on the site.

Paterna is a city on the outskirts of the coast of Valencia that has prospered in the shadow of an infamous execution wall that is still near the cemetery, bullet holes still visible among bouquets and memorials that locals remember the atrocities committed on the site.

Paterna is a city on the outskirts of the coast of Valencia that has prospered in the shadow of an infamous execution wall that is still near the cemetery, bullet holes still visible among bouquets and memorials that locals remember the atrocities committed on the site.

Across the country, the pending task remains daunting. It is believed that the mass graves contain at least 114,000 victims of the Spanish Civil War - in which it is believed that half a million people died everywhere - and the four decades of Francoism that followed.

Across the country, the pending task remains daunting. It is believed that the mass graves contain at least 114,000 victims of the Spanish Civil War - in which it is believed that half a million people died everywhere - and the four decades of Francoism that followed.

Across the country, the pending task remains daunting. It is believed that the mass graves contain at least 114,000 victims of the Spanish Civil War – in which it is believed that half a million people died everywhere – and the four decades of Francoism that followed.

The exhumation efforts began in earnest in 2007 with a new Law of Historical Memory that condemned the atrocities committed during the Franco regime, which lasted until 1975.

The exhumation efforts began in earnest in 2007 with a new Law of Historical Memory that condemned the atrocities committed during the Franco regime, which lasted until 1975.

The exhumation efforts began in earnest in 2007 with a new Law of Historical Memory that condemned the atrocities committed during the Franco regime, which lasted until 1975.

Desamparats Bayona, 88 holds a portrait of her father, Vicente Bayona, while posing for a portrait at her home on August 29, 2018 in Cullera, Spain. Vicente Bayona was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War

Desamparats Bayona, 88 holds a portrait of her father, Vicente Bayona, while posing for a portrait at her home on August 29, 2018 in Cullera, Spain. Vicente Bayona was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War

Desamparats Bayona, 88 holds a portrait of her father, Vicente Bayona, while posing for a portrait at her home on August 29, 2018 in Cullera, Spain. Vicente Bayona was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War

But the law did not comply, leaving local and regional governments to fund exhumations and DNA tests, which were often paid by relatives through public funds. The previous conservative administration refused to allocate any budget

But the law did not comply, leaving local and regional governments to fund exhumations and DNA tests, which were often paid by relatives through public funds. The previous conservative administration refused to allocate any budget

But the law did not comply, leaving local and regional governments to fund exhumations and DNA tests, which were often paid by relatives through public funds. The previous conservative administration refused to allocate any budget

The exhumation efforts began in earnest in 2007 with a new Law of Historical Memory that condemned the atrocities committed during the Franco regime, which lasted until 1975.

But the law did not comply, leaving local and regional governments to fund exhumations and DNA tests, which were often paid by relatives through public funds. The previous conservative administration refused to allocate any budget.

"This is not a matter of politics, either left or right, this is something that should be done," said Carmen Gomez, who heads the association of 42 relatives who pushed for the opening of cemetery number 112, finally paid by a granted last year by the provincial government of Valencia.

Carme Solanes, 82 holds a portrait of her father, Bautista Solanes, while posing for a portrait on August 29, 2018 in Tavernes, Spain. Bautista Solanes was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War

Carme Solanes, 82 holds a portrait of her father, Bautista Solanes, while posing for a portrait on August 29, 2018 in Tavernes, Spain. Bautista Solanes was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War

Carme Solanes, 82 holds a portrait of her father, Bautista Solanes, while posing for a portrait on August 29, 2018 in Tavernes, Spain. Bautista Solanes was executed in Paterna on November 30, 1939 after the end of the Spanish Civil War

"This is not a matter of politics, either left or right, this is something that should be done," said Carmen Gomez, who heads the association of 42 relatives who pushed for the opening of cemetery number 112, finally paid by a Last year's concession of the provincial government of Valencia

Yesterday, armed with evidence of remains that showed broken bones suggesting torture or violent deaths, the team of archaeologists from Gomez and Calpe went to the local court of Paterna to ask the authorities to open a criminal investigation.

Yesterday, armed with evidence of remains that showed broken bones suggesting torture or violent deaths, the team of archaeologists from Gomez and Calpe went to the local court of Paterna to ask the authorities to open a criminal investigation.

Yesterday, armed with evidence of remains that showed broken bones suggesting torture or violent deaths, the team of archaeologists from Gomez and Calpe went to the local court of Paterna to ask the authorities to open a criminal investigation.

Yesterday, armed with evidence of remains that showed broken bones suggesting torture or violent deaths, the team of archaeologists from Gomez and Calpe went to the local court in Paterna to ask the authorities to open a criminal investigation.

The group explained that judges tend to dismiss cases because crimes over 20 years are governed by a 1977 amnesty law that was key to ensuring the country's peaceful transition to democracy, protecting officials and members of the forces of Franco's security of future prosecutions.

Gomez says that the amnesty law should be changed or eliminated altogether, since it deprives the deceased relatives of justice. But the government has not shown any signs of wanting to revise the judicial decisions of Franco's time in his efforts to amend the Historical Memory Act of 2007.

"I do not seek punishment from anyone, but we do not want our relatives to remain criminal in the eyes of history," Gómez said.

The group explained that judges tend to dismiss cases because crimes older than 20 fall under a 1977 amnesty law that was key to guaranteeing the country's peaceful transition to democracy, protecting officials and members of the armed forces. Franco's security

The group explained that judges tend to dismiss cases because crimes older than 20 fall under a 1977 amnesty law that was key to guaranteeing the country's peaceful transition to democracy, protecting officials and members of the armed forces. Franco's security

The group explained that judges tend to dismiss cases because crimes older than 20 fall under a 1977 amnesty law that was key to guaranteeing the country's peaceful transition to democracy, protecting officials and members of the armed forces. Franco's security

Gomez says that the amnesty law should be changed or eliminated altogether, since it deprives the deceased relatives of justice. But the government has not shown any signs of wanting to review the judicial decisions of Franco's time in his efforts to amend the Historical Memory Act of 2007

Gomez says that the amnesty law should be changed or eliminated altogether, since it deprives the deceased relatives of justice. But the government has not shown any signs of wanting to review the judicial decisions of Franco's time in his efforts to amend the Historical Memory Act of 2007

Gomez says that the amnesty law should be changed or eliminated altogether, since it deprives the deceased relatives of justice. But the government has not shown any signs of wanting to review the judicial decisions of Franco's time in his efforts to amend the Historical Memory Act of 2007

"I do not look for punishment for anyone, but we do not want our relatives to remain criminal in the eyes of history," Gómez said.

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