Sheikh Mohammed pardons 672 prisoners

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 672 prisoners from punitive and correctional establishments in Dubai, ahead of the UAE’s 50th National Day…reports Asian Lite News

On this occasion, the Attorney-General of Dubai, Essam Issa Al Humaidan, said that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s order to pardon the prisoners reflects his keenness to give the convicted inmates a chance to start a new life and alleviate their families’ hardship, as well as provide them the opportunity to reintegrate into society. He said the gesture also reflects one of the UAE’s key national values of tolerance.

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Dubai Public Prosecution will immediately commence the legal procedures required to implement Sheikh Mohammed’s order.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has pardoned 237 prisoners from Punitive and Correctional Institution in Sharjah ahead of UAE’s 50th National Day. The pardoned inmates have met all conditions of pardon.

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On this occasion, Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, appreciated the Ruler’s generous gesture which reflects his keenness to keep family cohesion and maintain its stability.