Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MOROCCO - The king frees hundreds of political prisoners

"His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Amir Al-Muminin [" Commander of the Faithful "], may God assist him, was kind enough to grant clemency to 190 inmates," announces the site of the Casablanca daily. Of these 190 inmates, 96 were released immediately. The others, mostly common criminals, have had their sentences reduced.

The king has intervened in response to the memorandum of the National Council of Human Rights, a body created by the king in March. Those released include Islamists and Sahrawi.

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