Rabat – King Mohammed VI has granted his pardon to 216 convicts to mark Eid Al Adha, the ministry of justice and freedoms said Saturday. The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are:– 96 prisoners had their prison terms reduced. – Three inmates’ life sentences commuted to limited prison terms. The beneficiaries of the pardon are 117: – 30 prisoners benefited from pardon over their imprisonment term or remaining prison term. – 17 had their prison sentences dropped and fines maintained. – One inmate benefited from pardon over his prison term and fine – 69 inmates had their fines annulled.Pardon is granted to a number of prisoners by the Sovereign on the occasion of religious and major national celebrations, notably at Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (lamb sacrifice).