Rabat – King Mohammed VI pardoned 783 prisoners today, on the 75th anniversary of the Manifesto of Independence.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Justice, 552 of the prisoners had their prison terms reduced, while 13 inmates’ had life sentences commuted to limited prison terms.
One inmate had his death penalty commuted to a life sentence, while four inmates benefited from the pardon by being released immediately.
Fifty-six individuals received a pardon from serving their imprisonment terms. Ten received a pardon from serving their imprisonment, while still having to pay their fines.
Four received pardons for both their prison terms and fines.
A total of 143 people had their fines annulled.