191201 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Image Credit: WAM

Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 203 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Eid al-Adha.

The Attorney General of Dubai His Excellency Chancellor Essam Issa Al Humaidan said that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s order to pardon the prisoners gives them an opportunity to start a new life and reintegrate into society. The gesture also seeks to alleviate their families’ distress.

The Attorney General further said that Dubai Public Prosecution will immediately commence the legal procedures to implement Sheikh Mohammed’s order so that the pardoned individuals can spend Eid Al Adha with their families.