The release of the prisoners, and the settlement of their debts and fines, reflects the 'president's keenness to grant them another chance for a new life and to relieve their families' suffering'.
Sheikh Khalifa pardons 554 prisoners for National Day
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, the President, has ordered the release of 554 prisoners across the country ahead of the 40th National Day celebrations.
The release of prisoners, and the settlement of their debts and fines, reflects the “president’s keenness to grant them another chance for a new life and to relieve their families suffering”, according to statement on the state news agency Wam.
“The decision to release prisoners and settle their financial dues comes as a continuation of his highness’s tradition on religious and national occasions and promotes the spirit of tolerance that his highness seeks to maintain as a characteristic of the Emirati society.”