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1700 prisoners receive pardons for Ramadan in UAE

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More than 1,700 prisoners are being released from prison for Ramadan. Dubai Media Office said on Wednesday that UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had ordered the release of 734 prisoners in Dubai on the advent of the Holy Month.

It also tweeted that Essam Al Humaidan, the Attorney General of Dubai, along with police and prosecutors had “started the procedures for the immediate release of the pardoned”.

National news agency WAM also reported that HH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, had pardoned 119 inmates who have shown good conduct while serving their prison terms in the emirate.

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 HH Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, also ordered the release of an unspecified number of prisoners. The news came a day after the President of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pardoned 879 prisoners.

As part of the announcements, Sheikh Humaid said he hoped the inmates would be given the opportunity to join their families soon and live the rest of their lives as good individuals in society, WAM reported. Other Rulers are also expected to grant pardons.


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