On the occasion of Eid Al Mawlid Annabawi, King Mohammed VI has granted pardon to 742 detainees sentenced by various courts across the country, according to a press release from the Ministry of Justice.
The press release categorised the beneficiaries into those who are still detained but their sentences have been reduced and those benefiting from full pardons.
Beneficiaries of the Royal Pardon in detention amount to 528 detainees, including 22 convicts who benefited from the pardon over their remaining prison terms.
About 503 detainees had their prison sentence commuted, while 3 detainees saw their life imprisonment commuted to a fixed-term sentence.
Beneficiaries of the Royal Pardon who are free amount to 214, including 50 inmates that benefited from pardon over their prison sentence or its remainder.
The number also includes 8 people who benefited from pardon over their prison sentences with their fines maintained.
This category also features 146 people who saw their fines annulled, while nine others saw both their prison and fine sentences annulled.
One person benefited from pardon over the remainder of their prison term and had their fine annulled.
Morocco’s national and religious holidays are traditionally celebrated with royal pardons.
This evening, King Mohammed VI commemorated the birth of Prophet Muhammad, known as Eid Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawi, at Hassan Mosque in Rabat.
The Islamic occasion is observed on the 12th day of Rabii Al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar.