Monday, January 11, 2010
Moroccan King pardons 450 prisoners on Independence Manifesto Day
King Mohammed VI of Morocco has granted pardons to 450 prisoners on the occasion of the Independence Manifesto Day, celebrated each year to mark the signing on Jan 11, 1944, of the country’s declaration of independence.
The Justice Ministry said in a statement here over the weekned that five inmates benefited from the pardon over their remaining prison term, while 346 others had their prison terms reduced.
Twenty-four prisoners were granted pardons over their prison sentences. Five inmates benefited from a pardon of imprisonment terms while fines against them were maintained, the same source said.
A prisoner had his imprisonment term and fine annulled, and 69 others had their fines suspended.