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Spain court jails child rapist Daniel Galvan awaiting Morocco extradition ruling

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Spain court jails child rapist Daniel Galvan awaiting Morocco extradition ruling

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A convicted Spanish paedophile, arrested after being mistakenly freed from jail in Morocco, has been sent back into custody by a court in Madrid.

Daniel Galvan Vina was detained in the region of Murcia in south-east Spain after his Moroccan royal pardon was revoked.

He will remain in a Spanish prison awaiting a ruling on a possible extradition back to the north African country.

There, he had served two years of a 30-year sentence for raping and filming at least 11 children aged four to 15. His release sparked angry protests.

Galvan’s name was on a list of Spanish nationals Madrid asked Morocco to return to Spain to serve their sentences on home soil.

King Mohamed VI says the 63-year-old was pardoned in error. He has since sacked the country’s head of prisons.

Now Morocco wants the sex offender back to continue his sentence there.

But the case poses a legal headache: under the extradition treaty between the two countries, neither is supposed to send its own nationals to the other.