It is customary in Morocco for the King to grant royal pardons on national and religious holidays.

Eid Al Adha: King Mohammed VI Grants Royal Pardon to 752 Convicts
King Mohammed VI also pardoned over 1,000 people on Wednesday, the eve of Throne Day. Photo: MAP
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.