September 24, 2019 / 9:42 AM / a month ago

Spain's supreme court rules in favour of moving former dictator Franco's remains

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds an umbrella at the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), the mausoleum holding the remains of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, on the 43rd anniversary of his death in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, outside Madrid, Spain, November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s supreme court ruled on Tuesday in favour of the exhumation of the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco from a state mausoleum, the court said in a statement.

Reporting by Emma Pinedo; Writing by Ashifa Kassam; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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