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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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PM @narendramodi thanks the Bahrain Government for the Royal Pardon," the tweet read.
The royal pardon comes after King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 262 people on the eve of the King and People's Revolution Day on August 20.
The chairman assured him of all possible support but said: 'If you want royal pardon then the foreign ministry is prepared but if you file a review petition then option for pardon will be eliminated.
AN IRA prisoner involved in a deadly bomb attack on a pub was considered for a royal pardon for explosives convictions.
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The Sheikh said that this act represents "execution of reason, moderation and dialogue." "This is a grave mistake that could have been avoided by granting the scholar Al-Nimr a 'Royal pardon' which would have contributed in reducing the sectarian and confessional tensions which storm the Arab World," His Beatitude stressed.
The 4,215 prisoners benefiting from the royal pardon are divided into:3,539 inmates who were granted pardon over the remaining prison sentences, including 69 humanitarian cases, 215 originating from the southern provinces and 561 inmates holding diplomas or training certificates.639 prisoners who had their prison sentences reduced, divided into 218 originating from the southern provinces and 421 convicts holding diplomas or training certificates.HM the King also agreed, in a noble royal initiative mirroring national unity and full citizenship, to grant his pardon to 37 prisoners involved in extremism and terrorism cases.
BRITISH Ambassador lain Lindsay yesterday welcomed release of Ibrahim Sharif following a royal pardon.
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.