UAE rulers frees over 2,670 prisoners ahead of Ramadan 2024

In preparation for the holy month of Ramadan, the UAE has made a compassionate decision to release hundreds of prisoners.

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The UAE government releases hundreds of prisoners ahead of Ramadan

President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan personally directed the release of 735 inmates from correctional and penal facilities, covering all fines and penalties they had accrued during their incarceration for various offenses.

Similarly, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the release of 691 prisoners of diverse nationalities from correctional establishments in Dubai. Chancellor Essam Issa Al Humaidan, Dubai's Attorney General, highlighted Sheikh Mohammed's dedication to reuniting these individuals with their families during Ramadan, emphasizing the opportunity for them to reintegrate into society and start anew.

Dubai Public Prosecution, in collaboration with Dubai Police, swiftly initiated legal procedures to implement Sheikh Mohammed's order, facilitating the transition of the pardoned prisoners back into society.

In Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, directed the release of 484 prisoners from correctional institutions, demonstrating a commitment to supporting families in the emirate during the holy month. Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, expressed gratitude for the ruler's generous gesture, which brings solace to the families of the released inmates.

Likewise, in Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi ordered the release of 368 prisoners and pledged to settle their financial obligations, emphasizing the importance of giving them a chance to rebuild their lives and contribute positively to their families and society.

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, extended a similar gesture by releasing 314 prisoners based on their exemplary conduct. This action aligns with the ruler's commitment to providing opportunities for rehabilitation and familial happiness.

In Fujairah, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi pardoned 87 prisoners who had demonstrated good behavior, aiming to reward their positive contributions during their incarceration.

These acts of clemency reflect the UAE's values of compassion, forgiveness, and social justice, offering hope and a fresh start to those who have shown remorse and a willingness to reform.

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