King Mohammed pardons 2052 people

Mohammed VI of MoroccoPhoto: UN Climate Change - Flickr, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

King Mohammed VI of Morocco has pardoned 2052 people on the occasion of the Fête du Trône.

The Fête du Trône marks the King’s accession to the throne in 1999, shortly after the death of his father, King Hassan II.

Most of the pardons are for convicts, and this accounts for 1769 people. Of that, 1636 were given a lesser sentence, and 133 people were to be given early release. One woman who had been sentenced to death had her sentence commuted to a life sentence. Three people who had received a life sentence also received a lesser sentence. 283 don’t have to serve their sentences, pay their fines, or their sentence has been reduced.

King Mohammed VI is 59 years old and has served as Morocco’s King since 1999. He has two children with his former wife, Princess Lalla Salma.

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