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Spain (Detention)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 7 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any representations have been made to the Spanish Government concerning the continued detention of Augustin Zoroa, who is facing charges similar to those for which the death penalty has been imposed by the Spanish courts, and on which he has before intervened

His Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Madrid, who has followed this case closely, reports that the trial of Augustin Zoroa Sanchez, on charges of illicit possession of explosives and conspiracy against the security of the State, is due to take place shortly My right hon. Friend must await the result of the trial before deciding whether any approach on this man's behalf is necessary or justifiable