A GROUP of nuns are to go on trial over the so-called ‘Stolen Babies’ case.
The attorney’s office in Madrid has announced that a number of doctors and nurses are also to be called to testify in the scandal involving the theft of newborn babies from their parents.
It comes as three graves were exhumed from the cemetery in La Línea, as part of the investigation.
The children’s parents are seeking answers about their babies that supposedly died shortly after birth during the Franco years.
Confirming suspicions, police found one vault contained just dust, while the other two had just bone fragments which are now being tested for DNA links.
There are currently 849 alleged cases under investigation of children taken from their mothers at birth and allegedly, sold to childless couples through unofficial networks made up of nuns, doctors and nurses.
Investigating magistrate Baltasar Garzon estimates there could have been as many as 30,000 baby thefts in Spain in the wake of the civil war.
Members of the networks are expected to face charges of forgery, kidnapping and illegal detention.