Posted on January 22, 2016
ETUC Confederal Secretary
ETUC Confederal Secretary Esther Lynch on the strange case of the Spanish workers known as the ‘Airbus 8’, who face trial next month on charges brought under a Franco era statute
Even now, four decades after his death, the ghost of Franco still haunts Spanish public and political life.
In 2011, a map revealing the existence of more than 2000 mass graves containing over 120,000 victims of Franco’s ‘White Terror’ was published by the Spanish government.
To date, only a small minority of those graves have been excavated.
In addition, it is estimated that a further 20,000 died in the purges and revenge killings that began with the triumph of Franco’s Falangist forces, in 1939.
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