grant clemency

See: pardon
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Greg Abbott broke that streak at the last minute Thursday when he accepted the state parole board's rare and unanimous recommendation to grant clemency for death row inmate Thomas Whitaker.
Barrister Ameerullah Khan Chamkani submitted before the bench that the Ministry of Interior had given one line reply which shows the government had kept the former TTP spokesman as a guest and would soon grant clemency to him.
Philippine Embassy officials expressed optimism on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Daud would grant clemency for some Filipinos on death row in Saudi Arabia.
amp;nbsp;This implies that the president's authority to grant clemency is limited to federal and different state authorities need to be approached for state offenses.
The commission's action is separate from an effort by President Barack Obama to grant clemency to some nonviolent drug offenders, an initiative that has resulted in the early release of 89 inmates.
President Joko Widodo's refusal to grant clemency despite repeated pleas for mercy has strained Indonesia's relations with a number of countries including Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands and Nigeria, which have all had citizens on death row.
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said given that Indonesia has asked for clemency for its own nationals facing execution in other countries, "it is incomprehensible why it absolutely refuses to grant clemency for lesser crimes on its own territory".
I again respectfully call on the president of Indonesia to reconsider his refusal to grant clemency.
The President of the Republic decided to grant clemency or commute prison sentences for 1,351 offenders; 956 among the latter will be released.
And reserving clemency determinations for the very end of the process creates an information cascade that makes it harder for governors to grant clemency in meritorious cases.
3) He could reverse convictions, reduce charges to lesser included offenses, and grant clemency of nearly any kind without explanation.
To be noted, the courts often grant clemency in cases of the so-called honor killings.