Bodies from Franco repression exhumed in Cañete la Real

The bodies of eleven men aged between 20 and 55 years, victims of repression under Franco, have been exhumed from a mass grave in Cañete la Real, Málaga province.

The grave is in the local cemetery and the remains exhibited fractured skills and there were cartridge shells nearby. Researchers believe that the workers were executed between September 1936 and October 1937, the period of the worst repression in the area under Franco.

The investigation will now focus on DNA analysis to put names to the victims and notify families. There are still 64 bodies unaccounted for in Cañete la Real.

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