The disgraced former president was on a list of people receiving special amnesty, and "pardon was granted to heal social conflicts and restore the local community," says Justice Minister Park Beom-kye.
PM Pedro Sanchez says the Cabinet will approve pardons for nine separatist Catalan politicians and activists jailed over their roles in the country’s 2017 independence push.
US President Donald Trump's decision to commute drug offender Alice Marie Johnson's sentence came after reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian West visited him in the White House.
Alberto Fujimori was taken the hospital on the same day when Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said a potential pardon for him would not be immediate.
After facing challenges in getting it through the parliament, as well as protests, the Tunisian government goes after media reporting on a draft bill that pardons corrupt regime officials and businessmen if they return some of the looted money.
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union launched a campaign to push President Barack Obama to pardon the whistleblower before he leaves office
Macedonian President Ivanov stands by his decision to pardon 56 officials in wire-tapping scandal despite protests and calls from political parties to withdraw pardons
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