Spain closer to solving 'stolen babies' saga

Doctor appearing in court likely to shed light on practice of stealing newborns for adoption.

Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 05:05
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A Spanish doctor is due to appear in court where it is hoped he could reveal answers to a 'stolen babies' scandal in Spain.

Dr Eduardo Vela, who will make an appearance on Tuesday, was in charge of several hospitals and clinics, where it is believed newborns were taken from their mothers and put up for adoption.

The practice started under the dictatorship of General Franco, specifically targeting parents considered too left wing, and continued to the 1980s.

Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Madrid.


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