Around 2,000 prisoners to be released ahead of Ramadan in UAE

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Rulers of three emirates in the UAE have ordered the release of around 2,000 prisoners ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

On Tuesday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 700 prisoners ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

Announcing the news on Twitter on Tuesday, the Dubai Media Office said the pardoned prisoners are from various nationalities.

Earlier, the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan had ordered the release of 935 prisoners who had been sentenced in various cases.

The release of prisoners comes within the framework of President’s keenness to give them an opportunity to start a new life and alleviate the suffering of their families.

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His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has also ordered the release of 304 prisoners of various nationalities for the holy month of Ramadan.

Major-General Saif Al Zeri Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police, said the Sharjah Ruler’s gesture is aimed at bringing happiness to people and ensure family stability.

Published on 15 May 2018

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