UAE prisoners go free thanks to Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation

30 prisoners had their bail money paid by the foundation
UAE prisoners go free thanks to Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation
The initiative is part of the Year of Tolerance and aims to give prisoners a second chance and help ease the financial burdens on their families.
By Gavin Gibbon
Sun 25 Aug 2019 03:58 PM

Thirty prisoners have been released from jail thanks to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

The foundation cooperated with the UAE penal and correctional institutions to pay the bail money of the 30 inmates, according to a report by Emirates News Agency (WAM).

The initiative is part of the Year of Tolerance and aims to give prisoners a second chance and help ease the financial burdens on their families.

"The foundation considers its cooperation with penal and correctional institutions as key to creating community partnerships, to help prisoners, while highlighting the humanitarian values of the Emirati community," said Mohammed Haji Al Khouri, director-general of the foundation.

Prisoners were released from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah.

Last month, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ordered the release of 669 prisoners serving various sentences on occasion of Eid Al Adha.

He pledged to settle the prisoners’ financial debts in line with the Islamic holiday

While young Emirati businessman Abdullah Ahmed Al-Ansari covered a large amount of the claims as 22 prisoners were released at the end of July. 

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