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Moroccan King Performs Eid Prayer, Pardons 761 People

Moroccan King Performs Eid Prayer, Pardons 761 People

Thursday, 22 July, 2021 - 06:00
King Mohammed VI. MAP

King Mohammed VI accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, performed on Tuesday the Eid Al Adha prayer.


Given the preventative health measures, the King performed the prayer without giving a speech.


After the prayer, the King performed the sacrifice ritual. The Imam sacrificed the second sheep.


On this occasion, King Mohammed VI granted pardons to 761 people, the Moroccan Justice Ministry said in a statement.


While only 658 of the pardoned individuals are in prison, all 761 have been convicted by Moroccan courts for violating laws within the country, said a royal press statement.


Of those imprisoned, the King ordered the immediate cancellation of the sentences of 639 detainees. He also granted clemency to 14 prisoners serving life sentences. These inmates now have reduced sentences as a result of the Royal directive.


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