Hundreds prisoners in UAE pardoned by president ahead of Ramadan


As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, the president of the UAE has ordered the release of 540 prisoners serving various sentences in the country, state news agency WAM reported.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s order comes as part of his humanitarian initiatives and reflective of the values of forgiveness and tolerance to give pardoned inmates an opportunity to start a new life.

Sheikh Khalifa’s annual pardon ahead of the month of Ramadan aims to enhance family cohesion, brings about happiness to mothers and children and provides released prisoners with an opportunity to re-think about their future. (Source: Arab News)