Morocco’s King Mohammed VI pardons more than 1,000 prisoners

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RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 13: King Mohammed VI of Morocco attends the signing of bilateral agreements at the Agdal Royal Palace on February 13, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The Spanish Royals are on a two day visit to Morocco. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)
FILE PHOTO: King Mohammed VI of Morocco. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)

Moroccan King Mohammed VI granted pardon to 1,446 people, the official news agency MAP reported on Wednesday.

On the occasion of the Throne Day celebrated on Thursday, marking his 21 years on the throne, Mohammed VI granted pardon to 1,446 people, some in prison and others on bail, the agency said.

Morocco announced that all activities, festivities and ceremonies on the occasion of the throne day will be postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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