UAE National Day: Ras Al Khaimah Ruler announces release of 417 prisoners

Move comes as part of Sheikh Saud's initiative to grant the prisoners a chance to lead a decent life and to reunite with their families



By Web Desk

Published: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 9:25 PM

Last updated: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 9:47 PM

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has ordered the release of 417 inmates in the emirate ahead of the UAE's 51st National Day.

The inmates are released from punitive and correctional Institution in the emirate and are serving varying sentences after being found guilty in various cases.

The gesture is part of Sheikh Saud's keenness to promote forgiveness and tolerance, give prisoners an opportunity to start a new life and bring joy to their families.

Counsellor Hassan Saeed Muhaimed, Attorney-General of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, extended his thanks and appreciation to the Ras Al Khaimah Ruler, expressing his hope that this gesture will give the pardoned prisoners a chance to get back to their families and reintegrate positively into society.

Every year, during special occasions, the country's Rulers pardon a number of inmates in a compassionate gesture that seeks to keep families together and raise quality of life.

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