Dubai: In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has ordered the release of 650 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Eid Al Adha.
Attorney General of Dubai Chancellor Essam Issa Al-Humaidan said that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s order to pardon the prisoners reflects his keenness to bring happiness to their families and give them an opportunity to start a new life and reintegrate themselves into society.
Al-Humaidan further said Dubai Public Prosecution, in collaboration with Dubai Police, has commenced the legal procedures to implement HH Sheikh Mohammed’s order.
Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, has pardoned a number of prisoners from punitive and corrective institutions in the Emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
The Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain expressed his best wishes to the prisoners and his hopes that they will use this opportunity to integrate positively back into society.