In this April 7, 2011 file photo, King Abdullah II of Jordan speaks to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, unseen, during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow.(AP /Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
Date: Sunday Nov. 27, 2011 9:24 AM ET
The official said Sunday that King Abdullah II had issued a special pardon as a “gesture of good will” to give the prisoners another chance in life.
He says that those pardoned Saturday served at least half of their jail sentences, which ranged from 10 years to life.
They include some who were convicted of conspiracy to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli and American tourists during Jordan’s 2000 millennium celebrations.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to make press statements.via ctv.ca
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