Morocco World News
Rabat, August 4, 2013
According to a statement given to the Moroccan magazine ““ Mr. Mustapha Ramid, Minister of Justice and Public Freedoms, announced that “no one was waiting for His Majesty the King to revoke the royal amnesty,” regarding the Spanish pedophile Daniel Galvan.
The Minister’s announcement occurred after the Royal Cabinet issued a statement which confirmed that “King Mohammed VI revoked the Spanish Pedophile pardon.”
After learning about the Royal Cabinet statement, Mr. Ramid said that “the courage and virtues of King Mohammed VI made him respond to the demands of his people to undo the royal amnesty.”
As soon as Moroccans learned about this scandal, the King pardoning 48 Spanish prisoners which included the now famous pedophile and rapist at the request of King Juan Carlos, a wave of awe and anger flooded Moroccan streets and turned the initiative into a matter of public opinion and international scrutiny.
The initiative, which some considered a compliment from Morocco in the context of the unique and excellent relationship that both King Mohammed VI and King Juan Carlos have, became a political, social and a human rights issue, especially after Moroccan security forces brutally suppressed a peaceful demonstration that was staged on Friday in front of the Parliament.
In a statement carried earlier today by the official MAP news agency, the king “has decided to withdraw the pardon previously accorded to Daniel Galvan Vina.”
The palace also said in the same statement that “the king had been unaware of the nature of the man’s crimes and had ordered a probe into his release.”
The investigation should “determine the responsibilities and the failures that led to this regrettable release”, the statement said.
“The king was never informed — in any way or at any time — of the seriousness of the abject crimes of which the person concerned was convicted,” the palace added.
“It is clear that the sovereign would never have consented” to his release, given the “monstrous crimes” he committed, the statement concluded.