Rabat – On the occasion of Throne Day, King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 1,012 people sentenced by the different Moroccan courts, said a statement by the Justice and Liberties ministry. The detained beneficiaries of the royal pardon are 725 and are divided into:– 719 prisoners who had their prison terms reduced. – 6 inmates who had their prison sentences commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms. The free beneficiaries of the pardon are 287 and are divided into:– 45 prisoners who benefited from pardon over their prison sentences or remaining prison terms. – 9 inmates who benefited from pardon over their imprisonment terms while their fines were maintained. – 2 inmates who benefited from pardon over their prison terms and fines as well. – 231 prisoners had their fines annulled. Royal pardon is customary in the North African Kingdom to mark national and religious holidays.