Judge orders opening of Federico García Lorca's grave





The remains of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca and others buried in mass graves during the Civil War are to be exhumed as part of an investigation into mass killings, a judge has ordered.

Judge Baltasar Garzon authorized the opening of the graves containing remains of the victims of General Franco’s victims all over Spain, including one where Lorca is thought to lie in Viznar near Granada.

Lorca was shot dead for being a leftist and homosexual in August 1936, one month after Franco’s uprising against the Republican government sparked the civil war.

The families of two people who were executed and their bodies dumped with Lorca have sought the opening of the grave to give the victims dignified burials.

For years, the Lorca family opposed the opening of the grave but recently said it had no objections.



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