Moroccan king pardons 1,200 people to mark the occasion of Eid El Fitr
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI has granted pardon to 1,183 people who were sentenced in Moroccan courts to mark the occasion of the Islamic holiday of Eid El Fitr that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The statement came from the Moroccan ministry of justice on Saturday.
Those to be released were involved in minor crimes. It is traditional in North African countries to pardon prisoners on religious festivals and special days.
The Moroccan King is also known as Amir El Mouminine or Commander of the Faithful and in this regard is particularly careful to commemorate religious festivals in such a way as to put him in a good light. (albawaba.com)