Spanish Senate reviews crimes of Franco era
The Senate’s hearings should provide an opportunity to talk publicly about the crimes of the past years. It will also recall that thousands of pending and unsettled suits of such cases have not yet been recognized by Spanish courts. Currently, many Spaniards who survived abduction wish to meet their biological parents to find their families.
The participants of the hearings said that the victims of the crimes of the Franco regime and the Catholic Church, which lasted for decades, are still not legally protected. According to Spanish laws, every citizen has the right to know about his or her origin. However, de facto this constitutional right is not secured at present.