MALLORCA’S town councils have agreed to open communal graves from the Civil War era as long as funds to do so do not have to come from municipal coffers.
The town halls of Algaida, Alaro, Calvia, Llucmajor, Montuiri, Porreres, Santa Maria, Sencelles, Son Servera and Manacor are amongst those which have hundreds of Republican victims in mass graves in their cemeteries and other locations.
The Balearic Government announced that the new law will force councils to allow the 47 graves which have been located by volunteers of the Mallorca Memory association to be exhumed. More than 1,160 victims have been identified within them.
The councils say they agree with the plans but do not have the money to go ahead with exhumations and believe the law should be backed financially.