In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister, has ordered the release of 430 prisoners of different nationalities on the advent of Eid Al Adha.
The Attorney-General of Dubai Essam Issa Al Humaidan said His Highness’s gesture to pardon inmates aims to offer them a fresh start in life, ease their families’ suffering, and help them reintegrate into the community.
Humaidan also said that Dubai Public Prosecution has immediately begun coordinating with Dubai Police to implement the order.
Abu Dhabi: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 669 prisoners – serving various sentences — on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
Sheikh Khalifa has also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.
The gesture is part of Sheikh Khalifa’s keenness to provide prisoners with an opportunity to start a new life and alleviate their families’ hardships.
Ajman: His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, on Monday ordered the release of 70 prisoners for the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
Prisoners with good conduct of behavior were eligible for the pardon and must prove their good conduct while serving their prison sentences in the reformist and penal institutions of the General Command of the Ajman Police. The prisoners will be exempted from serving the rest of their sentences and those with deportation orders will be deported from the country.
Sheikh Humaid expressed his wish to release the prisoners and return them to the community and public life after their sentences, to enjoy Eid Al Adha with their families.
Brigadier General Abdullah Ahmed Al Hamrani, Deputy Commander-General of Ajman Police, thanked Sheikh Humaid for his generous gesture to release the prisoners, which reflects his desire to provide them with the opportunity to be active members of society and reunite them their families.
He added that the order confirms Sheikh Humaid’s belief that people must enjoy their freedom and be given a second chance, as well as learn from their time in prison.