Francisco Franco remains can be exhumed, rules Spanish court

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Francisco Franco remains can be exhumed, rules Spanish court.

Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the green light for the government to remove the remains of Francisco Franco from a grandiose state mausoleum, rejecting an appeal against it by the late dictator’s descendants.
In a unanimous ruling, the court decided “to completely reject the appeal lodged by the family in relation to Francisco Franco’s exhumation,” the judges wrote.

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The issue has divided opinion in Spain, which is still conflicted over the dictatorship that ended with Franco’s death in 1975.

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Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialist government has made transferring Franco’s remains a priority, arguing the country could not “continue to glorify” the dictator, who is interred at a huge hillside mausoleum belonging to the Catholic Church in the Valley of the Fallen, west of Madrid.

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On Tuesday he hailed the Supreme Court ruling as “a great victory for Spanish democracy”.

In a message he wrote on Twitter he said his government was determined “to redress the suffering of victims of Francoism”.

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