Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has revoked the pardon of a convicted Spanish paedophile after Friday’s riots.
The man was one of 48 jailed Spaniards released at the request of Spain’s King Juan Carlos who visited Morocco last month.
It is normal procedure for the King of Morocco to pardon prisoners on special occasions such as a royal visit.
Daniel Galvan Vina had been serving a 30-year sentence for raping at least 11 children aged four to15. It is believed he has now left Morocco.
Dozens of people were injured in violent clashes between police and protesters who were angry that Vina had been allowed out of jail.
A statement from the palace said King Mohammed had been unaware of the gravity of Vina’s crimes at the time of signing the pardon.