Sharjah: The Sharjah Charity Association donated Dh742,451 to Sharjah Punitive and Rehabilitation Establishments to settle the debts of 22 prisoners.

The donation aims to release the prisoners, who were each sentenced to different jail terms for financial cases, in order to support them and their families to overcome dire living conditions.

Lieutenant-Colonel Abdullah Ebrahim Hassan, deputy director of Punitive and Rehabilitation Establishments, met with a delegation from the Sharjah Charity Association led by Khalid Al Khayal, chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Lt-Col Hassan thanked the association for its charitable and humanitarian work as part of the initiatives of the Year of Giving.

He said the gesture reflected the charity’s significant role in ensuring social protection and empowerment, as well as enhancing solidarity and cohesion among all segments of the society.