Antonio García-Trevijano

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Antonio García-Trevijano Forte (born 18 July 1927) is a Spanish republican, a political activist, and an author. He is married with two children. He was Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Granada and a notary, and worked as an attorney in Madrid since 1960. He was born in Granada.

Political activism[edit]

In 1974 he organised meetings in Paris between Don Juan de Borbón and the republican groups plus the publishing group Ruedo Ibérico, in which the legitimate heir to the Spanish throne expressed his rejection of Franco's decree appointing his son Juan Carlos as his successor.[1] He acts as a promoter of political freedom throughout Spain and is the leader of the Citizens' Movement towards the Constitutional Republic of Spain (MCRC)[2]


For his work on behalf of political freedom during Franco's lifetime, he was the subject of a defamation campaign in the newspaper Pueblo. He was tried for high treason before the Court of Public Order (Marshal of Ghent) because of his intervention in Equatorial Guinea. He has had five passports withdrawn, suffered three arrests and two fines, was the victim of a serious attack for his declarations to the BBC when Franco was dying,[3] and was prosecuted by the Public Order Court (Gomez Chaparro) for an offense against the State and imprisoned for four months by order of Manuel Fraga Iribarne.[4]


García-Trevijano writes a blog[5] and in the Journal of the Constitutional Republic. A political analyst in the Spanish press, he wrote more than 50 articles in the Reporter magazine, over a thousand articles in ABC, El País, El Independiente, El Mundo, and La Razón. He has written several monographs in private law, a short book titled The Truth of my Intervention in Guinea.[6] He has also written the books The Democratic Alternative, The Discourse of the Republic, Confronting the Big Lie—which has been published in English with the title A Pure Theory of Democracy[7] by the University Press of America, Passions of servitude, an art book titled Donatello, Sculptor of the Childhood, and a book on philosophy of art entitled From Modernity to Modernism. Atheism Aesthetic: Art of the Twentieth Century. He has also written prologues to Palace of Injustice and El Pais: Culture as Business.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain's opposition groups demand urgent action from new king". The Times. 25 November 1975. 
  2. ^ MCRC website
  3. ^ "Madrid Lawyers beaten up". The Times, 4. 7 November 1975. 
  4. ^ "Spanish regime bans press conference by opposition alliance". The Times, 7. 30 March 1976. 
  5. ^ García-Trevijano's blog
  6. ^ The Truth of my Intervention in Guinea
  7. ^ A Pure Theory of Democracy

External links[edit]

Articles and audio-visual documents of Antonio Garcia-Trevijano are available to read, listen and watch in the pro Justice & Democracy web