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Arrested, tortured, and exiled: remembering Francoist repression 50 years later

21 November 2020 06:33 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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“The best way of preventing what happened under Franco from happening again is to know the past,” Carles Vallejo contends. As the president of the Barcelona-based Association of Former Political Prisoners of Francoism, Vallejo is well placed to understand the weight of that statement.  

Vallejo was only in his mid-twenties and had already been living in exile for a few years when Spanish dictator Francisco Franco died an old man in his bed on November 20, 1975. 

  • Arrested, tortured, and exiled: remembering Francoist repression 50 years later