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| 15 May, 2018

Mohammed bin Rashid pardons 700 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

Decision to pardon inmates is aimed at offering them a fresh start in life and easing their families’ grievances

Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. Photo taken at the Dubai Airshow, November 11, 2007.

Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. Photo taken at the Dubai Airshow, November 11, 2007.

REUTERS/Khalifa Al Yousef

DUBAI -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 700 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments ahead of Ramadan.

Attorney General of Dubai, Essam Issa Al Humaidan, said His Highness’s decision to pardon inmates is aimed at offering them a fresh start in life and easing their families’ grievances, as well as helping the prisoners reintegrate into the community. Al Humaidan said this gesture will have a positive impact on the community by giving the prisoners a chance to rejoin their families and start a new chapter in their lives.

The Attorney General also said that Dubai Public Prosecution has commenced the legal procedures for implementing Sheikh Mohammed’s order, which is being carried out in collaboration with Dubai Police.

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