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Catalan and Valencian governments to exchange genetic data to identify victims in Civil War graves

Catalan and Valencian governments to exchange genetic data to identify victims in Civil War graves

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Catalan and Valencian governments to exchange genetic data to identify victims in Civil War graves

The Executive Council has approved the signing of a collaboration protocol between the Valencian Government and the Government of Catalonia. The aim is for the two administrations to be able to exchange genetic profiles that allow the location, recovery and identification of the remains of people who disappeared during the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship.

The two governments are carrying out similar programmes to open graves in their respective territories and identify the remains. The agreement provides for collaboration in the work of locating, documenting, preserving and identifying graves, as well as reparation and restoring the dignity of the victims.

Last September, the Catalan government signed an agreement with the Chartered Community of Navarre to share genetic profiles and identify victims of the Franco regime.