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Monday 5 August 2013

The Royal Pardon Withdrawal of Daniel Galvan

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Daniel Galvan Remanded In Custody

Daniel Galvan was remanded in custody, Tuesday in Madrid, upon the decision by judge Fernando Andreu from the National Audience, Spain's highest criminal court.

This decision was taken due to the risk of running away and the gravity of offences committed in Morocco where Galvan was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment for pedophilia.

 He was arrested on Monday in Murcia following an international warrant for arrest launched by the Moroccan authorities.

 The warrant for arrest comes following the instructions by HM King Mohammed VI to the justice minister to examine with his Spanish peer the follow-up of the pardon withdrawal.

Daniel Galvan Arrested In Muricia, Spanish Interior Ministry

 Daniel Galvan Fina, from whom the pardon was withdrawn, was arrested on Monday in Murcia (south of Spain), Spanish interior ministry said.

Morocco issued on Monday an international warrant for arrest against the man named Daniel Galvan Fina.

 

 The warrant for arrest comes following the instructions by HM King Mohammed VI to the justice minister to examine with his Spanish peer the follow-up of the pardon withdrawal.

 

Probe Ordered By HM The King Enabled To Spot Shortcoming Of Penitentiary Administration

 The investigation ordered by HM the King concerning the release of the man named Daniel Galvan Fina enabled to spot the shortcoming of the general delegation for penitentiary administration and reintegration and hold it responsible for this mistake, a statement by the royal office said on Monday.

Ever since HM the King learnt the mistakes that occurred during the procedure of releasing the man called Daniel Galvan Fina, the sovereign ordered that an in-depth be conducted and entrusted the investigations to a committee chaired by the Interior Minister and the public prosecutor at the court of cassation.

 Pursuant to the royal instructions, the probe focused on determining the people responsible and defects which led to freeing the convict.

 This probe enabled to spot the shortcoming of the general delegation for penitentiary administration and reintegration and hold it fully responsible for what happened.

 The probe concluded that the said administration, when contacted by the royal office, sent by mistake false information on the penal situation of Daniel Galvan Fina who was among a list of 48 inmates of Spanish nationality.

 As a result, HM the King ordered to remove from office the general delegate for  penitentiary administration and reintegration.

 HM the King reaffirms his unwavering commitment to protecting children and respecting the rule of law.

HM The King Withdraws Pardon Granted To Spanish Daniel Galvan Fina (Release)

 HM King Mohammed VI has decided to withdraw the pardon previously granted to the Spanish man named, Daniel Galvan Fina, the royal office announced in the following release :

    "His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God assist him, has decided to withdraw the pardon previously granted to the Spanish national Daniel Galvan Fina.

     This exceptional decision was made by His Majesty the King, may God assist him, given the loopholes that marked the procedure, the gravity of the committed crimes, and in respect of the victims’ rights.

     As a result of this decision, the Sovereign issued his high instructions to the justice minister to examine with his Spanish peer the effects to be given to the pardon withdrawal".

 

     Upon instructions of the Sovereign, a deep investigation is ongoing to determine responsibilities and loopholes that led to the regrettable liberation and identify the one or those responsible for this neglect.

Release Of The Royal Office On Liberation Of Spanish National Daniel Galvan:

 Following the release, these recent days, of the man named Daniel Galvan Fina of Spanish citizenship, convicted by the Moroccan justice, the Royal office wants to bring to the attention of public opinion the following information and precisions :

1-    His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, has never been informed, in whatever manner, of the gravity of the despicable crimes for which the man was condemned.

2-    It is evident that the Sovereign would never have consented that Daniel Galvan Fina would cease serving his sentence, given the atrocity of the hideous crimes of which he was found guilty.

3-    His Majesty the King, who is the first protector of the rights of victims, all the more when it comes to children, and their family will spare no effort to continue to grant them his solicitude. The whole set of royal actions, shows the Sovereign’s attachment to the immutable moral values, the centrality of human rights promotion and children protection as well as the defense of the Moroccan society against any harms and actions, condemned by human conscience.

For all these considerations, HM the King decided, as soon as he was informed of the case details, that a deep investigation be conducted in order to determine responsibilities and loopholes that might have entailed this regrettable release, identify the one or those responsible for this neglect and take the needed sanctions. Instructions will also be given to the justice ministry to propose measures likely to regulate grace conditions in its various stages.