Moroccan police disperse protests against king's pardon of Spanish pedophile

August 3, 2013 11:11


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Moroccan police dispersed thousands of demonstrators on Friday night who took to the streets to protest King Mohammed VI's decision to pardon a Spanish national convicted of raping young children, Israel Radio reported.

Citing local media reports, Israel Radio said that dozens of Moroccan protesters were wounded in clashes with security forces near the parliament building in the capital city of Rabat. According to reports, journalists covering the events were among the injured.

The Spaniard, a 60-year-old man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping 11 children whose ages range from 4 to 15, was reportedly released as per a request made to Mohammed by Spanish King Juan Carlos. Morocco's justice minister said that the convicted pedophile will be extradited to Spain, where he is to be tried for his crimes, and he will not be permitted to return to Morocco.

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