Spain will not extradite paedophile Daniel Galvan to Morocco
- 18 November 2013
- From the section Europe
A Spanish court has ruled against the extradition to Morocco of a convicted paedophile who was mistakenly pardoned by the Moroccan king.
Spain's National Court said treaties did not allow for the extradition of a Spanish national, and he would serve the rest of his 30-year term in Spain.
Daniel Galvan Vina was convicted of raping 11 children in Morocco in 2011.
His pardon by King Mohammed VI in July provoked a public outcry, and the pardon was revoked.
Galvan travelled to Spain following his pardon, where he was re-arrested.
Galvan, who was born in Iraq, was among 48 Spaniards freed by royal pardon to mark the visit of Spain's king to Morocco.