UAE leaders order release of thousands of prisoners to mark National Day.The move is to allow prisoners to reintegrate into society and reduce the suffering of their families
30 November 2023, 12:00 AM
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, granted a pardon ahead of the UAE National Day. It will be a fresh start for more than thousand prisoners of different nationalities.
Sheikh Mohammed ordered the release of 1,249 inmates in correctional and penal institutions in Dubai, on the occasion of the 52nd Union Day, the Dubai Media Office posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Earlier in the day, Rulers in four other emirates announced similar pardons.