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 874 prisoners on the occassion of Ramadan 2020.
A statement from the Dubai Media Office reveals that these individuals were previously detained at various correctional and penal institutions in the country.
All prisoners have showed and proven their eligibility through conditions of good conduct and behavior.
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, and help the pardoned individuals get a fresh start in life and reintegrate into the community.
The Attorney General also said that the Public Prosecution has commenced the legal procedures in coordination with Dubai Police to implement Sheikh Mohammed’s order.
Earlier, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan pardoned more than 1,000 prisoners in Abu Dhabi for Ramadan, a gesture of which is part of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa’s humanitarian initiatives and reflective of the values of forgiveness and tolerance to give the prisoners an opportunity to start a new chapter of their life and positively contribute to the service of their families and communities.
صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم، حاكم دبي، رعاه الله، يأمر بالإفراج عن 874 نزيلاً من نزلاء المؤسسات الإصلاحية والعقابية في #دبي من مختلف الجنسيات، وذلك بمناسبة حلول شهر رمضان المبارك. pic.twitter.com/mYwsQkdmDC
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 22, 2020