Remains of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco Exhumed

Remains to Be Re-Buried by Family in Private Grave

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Remains of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco Exhumed
Remains of Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco Exhumed

The remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco have been relocated to a mausoleum to a low-key grave, about 44 years after his death.

The relocation is a fulfillment of the government’s pledge to stop the glorification of fascist leaders.

The initial attempts by the family to challenge the relocation of the remains in court were unsuccessful.

On Thursday, the family arrived at the Valley of the Fallen for the long-awaited exhumation. Media were barred from the private event that was attended by the justice minister, an expert in forensics and a priest.

A crane was used to lift a concrete slab covering the coffin, which was later transported by a helicopter.

The government said it wanted to preserve the mausoleum as “a place of commemoration, remembrance and homage to the victims of the war.”

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