Rabat - On the day of Eid Al Adha, King Mohammed VI granted a royal pardon to 665 people convicted by the various courts of the kingdom, said the Ministry of Justice in a statement.
Rabat – On the day of Eid Al Adha, King Mohammed VI granted a royal pardon to 665 people convicted by the various courts of the kingdom, said the Ministry of Justice in a statement.
Out of the 563 detained beneficiaries of the pardon, five inmates benefited from the pardon over their remaining prison term, 538 inmates had their prison sentences reduced, and 20 others had
their life sentences commuted to fixed prison terms.
In addition, among the 102 free beneficiaries of the royal pardon, 17 people benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term, eight had their prison sentences dropped and fines maintained, one benefited from pardon over his prison term and fine, and 76 people had their fines dropped.
The royal pardons came as a response to requests made by the prisoners, 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 ministry.
During the Throne day celebration on July 30, the King granted a royal pardon to 1,272 people who had been convicted by Moroccan courts.