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Spain to exhume purported grave of Garcia Lorca

Spain to exhume purported grave of Garcia Lorca

Crews are preparing to exhume a civil-war era grave believed to hold the remains of the acclaimed poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca.
The government of Spain's southern Andalusia region says the exhumation will begin on Wednesday.
It will mark the highest-profile step yet in a decade-old drive for Spain to address atrocities committed against civilians during and after the 1936-39 war.
Garcia Lorca was executed by supporters of Gen. Francisco Franco in the opening days of the war.
The grave is being opened at the request of relatives of several men who were also executed and are believed to be buried with the poet.
Garcia Lorca's family has opposed the exhumation, but recently said they might provide DNA samples to identify him.


Updated : 2021-05-10 13:56 GMT+08:00