Report from Rabat, the capital of Morocco says, King Mohammed VI, has granted a Royal Pardon to 1518 inmates on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.
The country’s Ministry of Justice, which announced this in a statement explained that the Monarch “granted His grace to a group of people sentenced by different courts in the Kingdom.”
In the statement, according to Morocco World News, out of the inmates benefiting from the Royal Pardon, 1270 are serving a prison sentence, adding that 411 of the prisoners were pardoned from serving the remainder of their prison sentence.
Royal pardons are a long-standing tradition in Morocco, granted during religious, national, and historical celebrations.
Typically, hundreds of inmates are granted clemency during these events. – MWN