Rulers Of Emirates Pardon Prisoners Ahead Of Eid Al Adha

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Following the tradition of releasing inmates during religious holidays, in the run up to Eid Al Adha, the rulers of the Emirates have ordered the release of over 1,800 prisoners and have also committed to settle some inmates’ financial debts.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has ordered the release of 669 prisoners in Abu Dhabi on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has ordered the pardon of 430 prisoners in Dubai. 

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the release of 400 inmates.

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has ordered the release of 208 prisoners.

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah has ordered the release of 54 prisoners.

His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman has ordered the release of 70 prisoners.

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, has also ordered the release of a number of prisoners before the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Chancellor Essam Eisa Al Humaidan, Attorney General of Dubai, says, “The pardon comes within the framework of Sheikh Mohammed's commitment to grant prisoners with an opportunity to get a fresh start with their families, and reintegrate into society.”

According to the state news agency WAM, “This gesture provide prisoners with an opportunity to start a new life and alleviate their families' hardship.”

 

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