DUBAI 25 May 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 1,014 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Ramadan.
The Attorney-General of Dubai, Chancellor Essam Issa Al Humaidan, said that His Highness’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 Sheikh Mohammed’s order.
RAK Ruler pardons 363 prisoners for Ramadan and #Year of Giving
RAS AL KHAIMAH: H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has ordered the release of 363 prisoners from the emirate’s punitive and corrective institutions, on the occasion of the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan and the UAE #Year of Giving.
Sheikh Saud also pledged to pay the financial obligations of those pardoned, said Wam.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, has instructed the Chairman of the RAK Judicial Council to take necessary measures to implement the directives of the RAK Ruler in coordination with the General Headquarters of RAK Police.
Chancellor Hassan Al Habsi, Attorney-General of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, said that the pardon reflected the RAK Ruler’s keenness to offer the pardoned prisoners the chance to reintegrate into the society and bring happiness to the families of the released inmates.
He urged the released prisoners to live a righteous life and be good members in the society so as to benefit themselves and their families and have a better future. He also said that the move reflects His Highness’s wish to promote happiness among all sections of society.
By Angel Chan