x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Jeweller's gift to debtors secures release of prisoners for Ramadan

A thousand prisoners jailed on debt charges will be released this Ramadan when Pure Gold Jewellers writes off what is owed through donations.

A thousand prisoners jailed on debt charges will be released this Ramadan when Pure Gold Jewellers writes off what is owed through donations.

The company says it will continue to work with the Interior Ministry and Dubai Police until next Ramadan to secure the repatriation of 3,000 people by paying their debts and airfare. They expect to spend Dh4 million on the campaign.

Since last year, the debts of 150 prisoners and airfare of an additional 1,350 prisoners has been paid by Pure Gold, through an estimated donation of Dh2.5m.

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