Rabat, Aug. 20 -- King Mohammed VI offered his royal pardon to 443 inmates. The pardoned inmates were sentenced to prison time by courts across Morocco.

The Ministry of Justice announced the news on on August 20, the eve of Youth Day.

The list of the beneficiaries includes 317 detainees. One detainee was granted early release, while 316 prisoners had their prison terms reduced.

The royal pardon freed 126 inmates. The King excused 26 convicts from prison time. The pardon also released six convicts from prison time, however their fines were maintained.

The pardon excused a further seven people sentenced to both prison time and fines, while 8 people had their fines annulled.

The royal pardon comes after King Mohammed VI granted his pard...