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UAE president orders release of 879 prisoners for Ramadan

Sheikh Khalifa will also pay off the liabilities and debts of the prisoners

UAE president orders release of 879 prisoners for Ramadan
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President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 879 prisoners across the country on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

His Highness the President will also pay off the liabilities and debts of the prisoners.

The prisoners’ release comes as part of the President’s keenness to give pardoned inmates an opportunity to start a new life and bring about stability to their families.