President's pardoning of prisoners a generous gesture: UAE Attorney-General

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Dr Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, praises, generous, gesture, Sheikh Khalifa, pardon, 515 prisoners, Eid Al Adha

Abu Dhabi - Sheikh Khalifa had ordered the release of 515 prisoners serving various sentences in the UAE, ahead of Eid Al Adha.

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Published: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 1:24 AM

Dr Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, has emphasised that the order of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to release 515 prisoners is a generous gesture on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.
The move applies to those in punitive and correctional institutions who have been sentenced to jail terms for a variety of offences, with Sheikh Khalifa pledging to settle the released prisoners' financial obligations
The pardon aims to provide prisoners with an opportunity to start a new life and bring joy and happiness to their families.
The pardon also comes as part of Sheikh Khalifa's keenness to enhance family cohesion and reflects his attention to all members of the society.
Al Shamsi added that the gesture also gives the released prisoners a chance to change for the better by starting a new life and engaging in positive participation in a manner that benefits their families and communities.
The UAE Attorney-General extended greetings to Sheikh Khalifa; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; Supreme Council Members, Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, Crown Princes; the people of the UAE, and the Arab and Muslim nations on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

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