King Mohammed VI did not know severity of Spanish paedophile’s case

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It has been reported that King Mohammed VI of Morocco was “never informed of the gravity of the abject crimes” that were committed by Daniel Vino Galvan, convicted Spanish paedophile who has recently been issued a royal pardon.

This is one of the biggest scandals to rock the Morocco monarchy and Mohammed VI, after the protests that had been going on, finally reacted with a televised statement. He allegedly reassured viewers that if he had known the severity of the 30-year sentence he would never have allowed the release. Royal pardons are in theory irrevocable.

An internal investigation has been called for and proposals for proceedings so this does not happen in the future has been presented from the Justice Ministry.

The Moroccan royal house had considered asking Spain to transfer Vino Galvan to a Spanish prison so that he could finish his conviction there but have finally decided against it.

The protests that followed the pardon were quickly and violently repressed reports state by riot police.

This pardon of the convicted paedophile who had not served two years of his three-decade sentence has caused a scandal in the Moroccan society.  “This is the first time in Morocco that a personal decision by Mohammed VI is massively questioned,” notes Abdelmoumni.

The Spanish Socialist party (PSOE), has supposedly announced that it will be asking the ruling party (PP) for explanations regarding the pardon since it was allegedly encouraged by the Spanish intelligence services. 

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