Moroccan King Mohammed VI granted pardon to 673 prisoners on the occasion of the Youth Day which is observed on Friday.
A statement from the country’s ministry of justice said a total of 298 inmates had their prison terms reduced.
It added that 220 others were granted freedom and four were commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.
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The other pardoned prisoners had their prison terms reduced or fines canceled.
The Youth Day is celebrated on the king’s birthday, August 21.