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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Sheikh Humaid orders release of 80 prisoners

The inmates will be released the mark the Ajman Rulers safe return to the country 

To celebrate his safe return to the UAE, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, ordered the release of 80 prisoners on Monday.

The inmates released must have proven their good conduct while serving their sentences, must be eligible for the pardon and not required to serve their remaining sentence in prison.

Sheikh Humaid ordered the release to reunite prisoners with their families and said he hoped that they would return to the community and integrate into public life well upon their release.

On February 1, the Ajman Ruler’s Court announced that Sheikh Humaid had undergone successful foot surgery.

The surgery was minor and Sheikh Humaid is in good health, the statement said. But no further details were released.

Maj Gen Sultan Al Nuaimi, Commander-General of Ajman Police, praised Sheikh Humaid’s call to pardon the prisoners, saying the move reflected his desire to give the inmates an opportunity to be good people, reported state news agency Wam.

He said police would begin immediate release procedures for the prisoners.

The prisoners thanked Sheikh Humaid for his order and initiative.