The plan of the Government to exhume in the Valley includes the use of the altar of the Chapel

The Government’s plan to carry out the exhumations in the Valley of the Fallen includes the partial use of chapels as “changing rooms”: but a National Heritage plan to which OKDIARIO has had access reveals not only that point, but something else: the drawing of the areas that the employees intend to use for the extraction and cleaning of the columbarium bones directly includes the altar of the Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher.

The document breaks down various points. One of them, “the characteristics of the forensic team.” There he points out that “for a task of complexity presented, it is necessary to have teams of experts in forensic anthropology with proven experience and who can dedicate their attention exclusively to this work for a certain time ”.

The length of stay, therefore, to carry out these tasks would be long: “An approximate calculation of time and experts that is proposed is that of 5 forensic anthropologists (one of them identification coordinator) and two technicians to carry out the conditioning and analysis process, in exclusive dedication, in a first phase, lasting at least one month, expandable depending on the circumstances. In any case, this period of time should be extended indefinitely in the event that the analyzes come from the laboratory in charge of performing the collation ”.

Plan of National Heritage for the exhumations in the Valley.

Fallen Valley exhumations
Plan of National Heritage for the exhumations in the Valley.

The displaced experts will be “officials of the National Corps of Forensic Doctors, labor personnel of the Ministry of Justice or of CA with competences in the matter, and doctors or laboratory assistants of the National Institute of Toxicology and CCFF. This professional profile is recommended due to the official nature of his category and the fact that the actions come from judicial proceedings ”, as stated in the document.

Four anthropologists

In another section, however, he stretches that period of time: “The time necessary to carry out the forensic anthropological study of the remains that the boxes contained, although it is frankly difficult to determine a priori, could reach three months of work for a team of four anthropologists who are experts in complex cases of mixed remains in addition to specifying a fifth expert who would act as the identification coordinator and two assistants, plus the geneticists ”. All of them will have to operate in different areas. Among them, the chapels of the Cruise of the Valley of the Fallen.

OKDIARIO has already revealed that the exhumation plan of victims of the Franco regime in the Valley of the Fallen has included a new and controversial point: the use of the chapels of the transept as “locker room” for the workers who will carry out the exhumations, as well as as a “columbarium warehouse”.

Internal sources suggest that the intention of the Government is not to prevent the development of the religious functions of the chapels. But it is difficult to think that, with a separation of “portable screens”, as detailed in the project, some gentlemen could be in a part of the chapel making use of the costumes, and beyond the screen a religious ceremony was taking place.

The report on the planning of the forensic intervention in the Valley of the Fallen, signed by the Ministry of the Presidency, includes another section on “material needs for the exhumation in the Valley of the Fallen” where the use of the religious facilities to carry out the necessary works. The text of this section states that “once the plan to carry out the required exhumations has been established, where the methodology to be applied is outlined, as well as the characteristics of the technical team, it is necessary to consider the material means that may be required by forensic technicians ”.

To do this, it details the needs such as having “some material means consisting mainly of storage, wardrobe and office space. In equivalent cases in which the forensic team has intervened, experience shows that it is necessary to have in situ an area called ‘clean’ and another called ‘dirty’ where the main work would be carried out ”.

Therefore, it “requires” that “the Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher be designated for changing room and provisional forensic laboratory of field through the installation of portable or mobile partitions. At the same time, and as a complement to the above, the communication tunnel between the so-called Capilla of the Holy Sepulcher and Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament with storage purposes of some scrap boxes or columbariums briefly or temporarily while analyzing each of the spaces or floors of the chapels in question ”.

But, to top it all, the plan that this newspaper shows today reflects how the part of the altar would be used.

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