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Spain (Political Trial, Cadiz)

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that 22 anti-Fascists of the Spanish Resistance movement are being tried before a summary court in Cadiz, Spain, for demanding the end of the Fascist dictator ship of General Franco, and are liable to be instantly shot; and if he will immediately approach the other signatories of the Potsdam Declaration with a view to taking further steps against the Government of General Franco.

I have nothing further to add to the reply which was given to my hon. Friend the Member for Reading (Mr. Mikardo) on 29th October.

In view of the fact that large numbers of people in Spain are being done to death for their political opinions, will the Foreign Secretary make it known to the Franco Government that the people of this country are very much against the gangster method being adopted towards political opponents?