The number of known complaints so far relating to possible ‘baby thefts’ carried out during the Franco regime is around 800, and in La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz province, the first exhumations are being carried out.
During the past week, the Public Prosecutor in Sevilla has been presented with another five cases relating to suspected ‘baby thefts’ carried out during the Franco era, bringing the total to twenty-four.
The gynecologist Abelardo García Balaguer, under investigation by the Public Prosecutor in Algeciras for his alleged involvement in the disappearance of newborn babies in the province of Cádiz, has submitted his resignation from the executive of the PP in Linea de la Concepcion for ‘personal reasons’.
A private company from Madrid is today, Thursday, taking DNA samples from families in Sevilla who believe they could have been affected by the theft of babies from hospitals in the province during the period 1960 to 1980.
The Public Prosecutor in Sevilla has opened an investigation into a possible 19 cases of ‘baby thefts’ carried out during the Franco period.
The Public Prosecutor in Málaga is the latest to begin investigations into suspected cases of ‘baby theft’ during the Franco dictatorship, the current cases relating to the period 1957 to 1980.
After 40 years of research, help from ANADIR (Asociación de Afectados por Adopciones Irregulares) and DNA tests, a woman has met her daughter whom she believed to have died in 1970.
The Granada Provincial Prosecutor has opened criminal investigations into four cases of possible ‘child theft’ which took place between 1953 and 1972.