Dubai: A total of 1,907 prisoners across the UAE have been pardoned on the occasion of Eid Al Adha by Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday, ordered the release of 543 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Eid Al Adha.
Chancellor Essam Eisa Al Humaidan, Attorney General of Dubai, said that Shaikh Mohammad’s order to pardon the prisoners will bring happiness to their families, help the pardoned individuals get a fresh start in life and support them in reintegrating into the community.
Al Humaidan said that the order will have a positive impact on the community, as it will give the pardoned prisoners a chance to re-join their families and friends and begin a new chapter in their lives.
The attorney general also said that the public prosecution has commenced the legal procedures to implement Shaikh Mohammad’s order.
The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms for various offences. Shaikh Khalifa also ordered to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.
In Sharjah, His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, ordered the release of 117 prisoners.
The order is in line with the keenness of Dr Shaikh Sultan to bring joy the families, relatives and friends of the pardoned inmates.
In Fujairah, His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, pardoned 47 prisoners who displayed good conduct while serving their sentence in the emirate’s punitive and correctional establishments.
In Ajman, His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, ordered the release of 92 prisoners in punitive and reformative establishments, and the deportation of non-citizen prisoners, on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
The Ajman Ruler’s humanitarian gesture to pardon the prisoners comes in line with his keenness to give them the chance to reintegrate into society.
Ras Al Khaimah
In Ras Al Khaimah, His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, ordered the release of 305 inmates on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms for a variety of offenses. Shaikh Saud also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the prisoners.