MOROCCO: KING MOHAMMED VI PARDONS 1,272 CONVICTS ON THRONE DAY
July 30, 2016: On the the Throne Day, King Mohammed VI granted pardon to 1,272 persons who were convicted by different courts across the Kingdom, the Ministry of Justice said in a statement.
The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are 992:
11 inmates benefited from the pardon over their remaining prison term;
939 inmates had their prison terms reduced;
Sentences for 23 convicts were commuted from death penalty to life imprisonment;
19 inmates had their prison sentences commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.
The free beneficiaries of the pardon are 280:
53 inmates benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term or remaining prison term.
15 inmates had their prison sentences dropped and fines maintained.
12 inmates benefited from pardon over their prison terms and fines
200 inmates had their fines annulled.
Pardon is granted to a number of prisoners by the Sovereign on the occasion of religious and major national celebrations. (Sources: moroccoworldnews.com, 31/07/2016)