The release of prisoners from UAE penal institutions is customary before the beginning of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan
Dubai Ruler and UAE Prime Minister and Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the release of 874 prisoners from Dubai correctional facilities ahead of Ramadan, it has been announced.
According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the move is a bid to “bring happiness to their families, and help the pardoned individuals get a fresh start in life and re-integrate into the community.”
The Attorney General’s office has begun the legal procedure to release the prisons with Dubai Police, the WAM report said.
The release of prisoners in the UAE is customary before the beginning of the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan.
Similarly, Ras Al Khaimah Ruler Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi has announced that 584 prisoners have been released, and their debts cleared.
In neighboring Fujairah, 72 inmates have been released.
Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of Thursday, April 23.