x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Sheikh Khalifa order frees 290 Emirati cheque-bouncers from prison

290 citizens have benefited from a directive by the President, Sheikh Khalifa, to resolve the cases of Emiratis detained or convicted over issuing defaulted security cheques.

Nearly 300 citizens in Abu Dhabi have benefited from a directive by the President, Sheikh Khalifa, to resolve the cases of Emiratis detained or convicted over issuing defaulted security cheques, the emirate's general prosecution said.

All 290 have been released and all criminal cases involving security cheques before the courts have been dropped.

A source from the general prosecutor's office explained that lifting the criminal liability does not cancel the right of finance companies and banks to the sums involved, the cases just become restricted to civil courts.

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