Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 August 2019

Ruler of Ajman pardons 70 prisoners for Eid Al Adha

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi made the 'noble gesture' to give a second chance to people serving time in the emirate

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman (right). Rashed Al Mansoori / Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman (right). Rashed Al Mansoori / Ministry of Presidential Affairs

The Ruler of Ajman has granted pardons to dozens of prisoners to mark Eid Al Adha.

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi ordered the release of 70 prisoners who had displayed good conduct during their sentences.

The humanitarian decision was made in a bid to give the inmates a fresh start and allow them to contribute positively to society.

Brigadier Abdullah Al Hamrani, deputy commander-in-chief of Ajman Police, praised the "noble gesture which aims to bring happiness and ensure social cohesion".

He said the release of the prisoners was imminent.

On Sunday, the President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, ordered the release of 669 prisoners and pledged to settle their debts.

Rulers of the Emirates traditionally pardon hundreds of prisoners during Ramadan and other religious holidays.

More than 4,000 prisoners were released during the Holy Month this year.

Updated: August 5, 2019 12:10 PM

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