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royal pardon

forgiveness of a crime or offence by the Crown. It remains as an institution in the UK as in many other monarchies such as Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Cambodia and Thailand. In former times a pardon might be a free pardon with no other sentence or a conditional pardon where transportation might be substituted for hanging. In the UK it remains an exercise of the ROYAL PREROGATIVE but is considered part of the justice system.
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Qaboos issued a Royal pardon to 257 prisoners convicted in different cases, including 131 expatriates of different nationalities.
He was sentenced to six months for insulting state institutions, but received a royal pardon for "health reasons" in July last year, after spending three months in prison.
The UK government welcomes the early release from prison of Bahrain opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif following a royal pardon by His Majesty King Hamad yesterday.
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is to remain in prison after his request for a royal pardon was turned down.
New legislation known as Turing's Law - in memory of Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing, who was given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction - will allow family and friends of men who have died to bid for their names to be cleared.
Homosexuality was decriminalised in England in 1967 and Turing was given a royal pardon in 2013.
The codebreaker was given a posthumous royal pardon in 2013.
In an interview with Arab News, he said that prisoners with minor crimes and those who had met the conditions for royal pardon are being released from prison as a gesture of mercy and kindness of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah during the month of Ramadan.
In February last year, King Norodom Sihamoni granted a royal pardon to Ratree Pipatanapaiboon on the occasion of the cremation of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
He was given a posthumous royal pardon in December for his conviction for an act of "gross indecency" in 1952, which led to his chemical castration and also saw his security clearance being withdrawn for his post-war work at GCHQ.
24 ( ANI ): World War II code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a royal pardon posthumously for his "unjust" conviction for gay activities 61 years ago.
Muscat, Oct 13 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Supreme Commander has issued a Royal pardon to a number of prisoners convicted of different cases.

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