Morocco will commemorate the 66th anniversary of the King and the People tomorrow, August 20.
The King granted his royal pardon to the inmates on the eve of the 66th anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People. The ministry said in a statement that 217 prisoners had their prison terms reduced.
The royal pardon will grant freedom to 45 prisoners. Among the beneficiaries six inmates benefited from pardon over their remaining prison terms, seven benefited from pardon over their imprisonment terms while their fines were maintained. One prisoner benefited from pardon over his prison terms and fines, while 31 people had their fines annulled.
The royal pardon is traditional custom to mark national and religious holidays.
The King King Mohammed VI will deliver a speech to the nation on Tuesday at 9 p.m. The speech will be aired on Moroccan television and radio channels, the Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol, and Chancellery said.
The celebration of the anniversary commemorates the day when the Moroccan people rejected France’s decision to force King Mohammed V into exile to Corsica on August 20, 1953 and replace him with cousin Mohamed Ben Arfa.