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New Spanish law on locating Franco-era victims divides opinion • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE24, 29 Nov 2022
Almost five decades after the death of Spain's right-wing dictator Francisco Franco, the country is making a fresh attempt to offer justice to his victims. A new Democratic Memory law, which came into force in October, makes the state responsible for the search for tens of thousands of those forcibly disappeared during the Spanish Civil War and subsequent dictatorship. Socialist PM Pedro Sanchez says the law is a historic move to "settle Spanish democracy’s debt to its past". But it has critics on all sides, as our correspondents report.


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