Rabat - On the King and the People day celebration, King Mohammed VI granted a royal pardon to 415 persons convicted by the various courts of the kingdom, said the Department of Justice in a statement.
Rabat – On the King and the People day celebration, King Mohammed VI granted a royal pardon to 415 persons convicted by the various courts of the kingdom, said the Department of Justice in a statement.
Out of the 343 detained beneficiaries of the pardon, 337 inmates benefited from the pardon over their remaining prison term and six inmates had their prison sentences commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.
In addition, among the 72 free beneficiaries of the royal pardon, 14 people benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term, one person had his prison sentence dropped and fine maintained and another person benefited from pardon over his prison term and fine, while 56 people had their fines dropped.
King Mohammed VI also granted his pardon over the remaining prison term for the benefit of 13 detainees, sentenced for terror charges and who participated in the “Mussalaha” (reconciliation) program.
He has also commuted death penalty to a 30-year fixed prison term for the benefit of one convict who was also involved in the Mussalaha program.
The royal pardons came as a response to the requests made by the people concerned, after they officially expressed their attachment to the Morocco’s “immutable values and national institutions, reviewed their positions and thinking, voiced their rejection of extremism and terrorism and affirmed that they resumed the right path, while showing good conduct in prison,” said the department of justice.
During the Throne day celebration on July 30, the king granted a royal pardon to 1,272 persons who were convicted by Moroccan courts.