For Eid Al Mawlid, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) birthday, King Mohammed VI pardoned 792 prisoners.
Rabat- Royal pardons have become customary on religious and major national holidays. The Ministry of Justice announced the royal pardon in a statement on Monday, the eve of Eid Al Mawlid.
The King gave several kinds of pardon for Eid Al Mawlid.
The pardon reduced prison times for 563 inmates. For nine, the pardon commuted their prison sentences from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.
For one prisoner, the pardon is a matter of life and death, commuting his death penalty to life imprisonment.
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Three had their remaining prison term pardoned.
For those fined, seven must still pay their fines. The pardon annulled fines for 142 prisoners, and spared 11 prisoners from both fines and their remaining prison terms.
King Mohammed VI pardoned 707 prisoners on Eid al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan in June and 889 on Eid Al Adha (feast of sacrifice) in August, including 184 Hirak Rif detainees.
Eid Al Mawlid Nabawi is a spiritual day when Muslims recall the ideals of Islam and recite poems dedicated to the prophet.