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UAE President orders the release of 439 prisoners


Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. File

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter 

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed that 439 prisoners should be pardoned, ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The President also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.

This decision is part of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa's humanitarian initiatives.


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It shadows the values of forgiveness and tolerance, it allows the prisoners an opportunity to start a new chapter in their lives and positively contribute to the service of their families and communities.

Sheikh Khalifa's annual pardon ahead of the fasting month aims to enhance family cohesion and bonds, brings about happiness to mothers and children and provides released prisoners with an opportunity to re-think about their future and return to the righteous path that allows them to lead a successful social and professional life.

Sharjah Ruler pardons 206 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the release of 206 prisoners from the punitive and reformative institutions in the Emirate of Sharjah, for good conduct considerations on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, expressed sincere thanks and deep appreciation for Sharjah Ruler’s humanitarian gesture to pardon the prisoners, which stems from Sheikh Sultan’s keenness to bring happiness to their families, help pardoned prisoners to get a fresh start in life, and enable them to reintegrate into the community and resume a new life.


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