New act to dignify Franco's dictatorship victims
Madrid, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The future Democratic Memory Act, whose first draft was passed on Tuesday by the Spanish Government, will dignify victims of the Civil War (1936-1939) and the subsequent dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1939- 1975).
The Act is aimed at 'recognition, reparation, justice and dignity' for those retaliated by the Franco dictatorship, Carmen Calvo, first vice president of the Government, told in a news press.
A recognition to 'our compatriots who fought fascism and many died in an ignominious way, and that democracy cannot forget,' Carmen Calvo said.
Calvo called for the proposed legislation to be supported by all, because it is designed to find us with the truth, she claimed.
With the new proposal, the coalition government of the social democrat Pedro Sanchez intends to transform the Valley of the Fallen, once a mausoleum of dictator Franco, into a civil cemetery.
'The more than 30,000 victims of both sides confronted in the Civil War will have peace and respect from all,' Calvo said.
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