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Dubai Police launches service to connect inmates to their families on video

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Apr. 06, 20 | 2:48 pm

The Dubai Police now provides an opportunity for their inmates at the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions to reconnect with their loved ones here in the UAE and abroad through video conferencing.

The service launched under the directives of Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, is among the new humanitarian initiatives of the authorities to help their inmates be in touch with their families, providing them with the chance to speak and see them on video while still practicing social distancing.

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General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions Director Brigadier Ali Al Shamali

General Department of Punitive and Correctional Institutions Director Brigadier Ali Al Shamali confirms thhe move as part of Dubai Police’s full commitment to the precautionary and preventive measures called upon by the Dubai Government in light of the current global COVID-19 crisis.

Brig. Al Shamali furthered that Dubai Police has been keen to provide complete logistical support to the inmates so that they can communicate with their loved ones through electronic devices, in cooperation with the General Department of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police.

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He explained that families should first request an online visit through Dubai Police app available on smartphones; they will then receive a text message with a link of the specific date and time for the video call. They later go to Dubai Police official website and connect to the inmates who would be offered the necessary electronic devices to join the call.

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

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