Thursday, October 16, 2008

Note for next poetry slam: Bring shovel

  • A judge has ordered the grave of Federico Garcia Lorca to be dug up.
A Spanish judge today ordered the grave of poet and playwright Federico García Lorca be dug up as, for the first time ever, the violent repression unleashed by the dictator General Francisco Franco was formally declared a crime against humanity.

In a highly controversial reversal of Spain's traditional refusal to seek out those responsible for the killings of Lorca and more than 100,000 other people, Judge Baltasar Garzón also asked investigators to provide him with information on Franco's chief henchmen and generals.

...The judge ordered the digging up of 19 such graves, including one on a hillside overlooking the southern city of Granada where Lorca is thought to have been shot in 1936.

Lorca's family do not want the poet exhumed but they recently promised not to oppose a petition from relatives of two men shot and buried alongside him for the grave to be dug up.

1 comment:

Veronica said...

Welcome back.