CIB: SPAIN

Created: 12/24/1973

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SPAINi General atmosphere somewhat more normal. ITaga 9)

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SPAINi Th* general atmosphere hai become more normal Collowing th* funaral of Prim* Hlniater Carrero Blanco on

Generalissimo Franco, who did not attend the funeral, waa presentemorial service on Re Is expected toew prima minister within the ten-day period specified by the

The police have identified six Basque terrorists aa the sssasslns and are taking ateps to apprehend them. All reportedly are members of an outlawed sep-aratist organisation known as Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA). The ETA has been involvedumber of bombings, kidnaplnga, and bank robberies inSpain to dramatize demandseparate state and to raise funds to continue its struggle.

Meanwhile, the trial of the "Carabanchel Ten" dissident labor leaders concluded Saturdayemand by the proaecution for sentences ofoears for 'illegal association." erdict of guilty is expected before th* *nd of th* year. The Spanish Comniunist Party, of which most of the defendantsare memLers, and othar antiregime elements had expected to use the trial to publicize the absence of human right* and free trade unions in Spain. Their hopes were dimmed by the greater publicity accorded to the assassination,umber of foreign obaerv-ers who were preaent didress conference in Madrid. Theytatement attacking thefor th* conduct of th* trial and foron political rights.

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