1 October 2013

Argentina seeks extradition of officials Franco regime

An Argentine judge has issued arrest warrants against four officials of the Franco regime. The arrest warrant follows upon a lawsuit filed by a group of Spaniards claiming to have suffered torture by the officials. They had previously failed to get redress in Spain, where such crimes are covered by a 1977 amnesty law.┬áIn the New York Times, Victoria Sanford, professor of anthropology at the City University of New York, commented that even if Spain eventually refuses to extradite its citizens, the request from Argentina is in itself ‘a very important moral sanction on the Franco regime, which also shows Franco’s victims that they can count on international support.’

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Source: The New York Times | Argentine Judge Seeks to Put Franco Officials on Trial

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