President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 442 prisoners on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. The pardoned prisoners had been sentenced to jail terms in various cases.
Shaikh Khalifa also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the released prisoners.
The pardon comes within the framework of the keenness of the UAE President to give the pardoned prisoners a chance to start a new life and alleviate the suffering of their families.
In Ajman, His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, ordered the release of 110 prisoners.
The inmates, who had been serving their jail terms in correctional and punitive institutions of Ajman Police, were released as they met the terms of amnesty and were exempted from completing their terms of incarceration. Meanwhile, those sentenced to deportation will be sent home.
Shaikh Humaid pardoned the prisoners to give them a chance to join their families, start a new life, and alleviate the suffering of their families.