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Spain: Government exhumes Civil War and Franco-era graves to find missing persons02:05

Spain: Government exhumes Civil War and Franco-era graves to find missing persons

Spain, Isona i Conca Della
January 13, 2017 at 18:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Spain's Minister of Affairs and Institutional and External Relations and Transparency Raul Romeva announced from Isona i Conca Della on Friday, that mass graves from the Civil War and Franco dictatorship eras would be opened up in various Catalonian locations.

After visiting the trenches and one of the grave sites, Romeva explained the details of the Plan de Fosas (plan of the pit). Starting this year, the government intends to collect bones from the graves and crosscheck if their DNA matches one of the 114,000 profiles of recorded missing people, who disappeared decades ago. Romeva said that this plan "is a debt of the community, the citizenship, society, but above all of the institutions" to those who were victims of the war.

Alto Pirineu i Aran, Camp de Tarragona, Central Catalonia, Girona and Terres de l'Ebre will be the focal point of the investigation.

Spain: Government exhumes Civil War and Franco-era graves to find missing persons02:05
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Spain's Minister of Affairs and Institutional and External Relations and Transparency Raul Romeva announced from Isona i Conca Della on Friday, that mass graves from the Civil War and Franco dictatorship eras would be opened up in various Catalonian locations.

After visiting the trenches and one of the grave sites, Romeva explained the details of the Plan de Fosas (plan of the pit). Starting this year, the government intends to collect bones from the graves and crosscheck if their DNA matches one of the 114,000 profiles of recorded missing people, who disappeared decades ago. Romeva said that this plan "is a debt of the community, the citizenship, society, but above all of the institutions" to those who were victims of the war.

Alto Pirineu i Aran, Camp de Tarragona, Central Catalonia, Girona and Terres de l'Ebre will be the focal point of the investigation.

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