VP orders release of 292 prisoners ahead of UAE’s 45th National Day

DUBAI, 29th November, 2016 (WAM) — In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the release of 292 inmates of Dubai’s punitive and corrective institutions on the occasion of the UAE’s 45th National Day.

Dubai Attorney General Essam Eisa Al Humaidan said that the Public Prosecution has started coordinating with Dubai Police to implement the order, which reflects the keenness of His Highness to offer the pardoned inmates a chance to reintegrate into society. This order comes on the occasion of the UAE National Day, which the marks the unification of the seven emirates by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Al Humaidan added that the pardon aims to bring happiness to the families of the released inmates. He called on the released prisoners to live a righteous life so that they can have a better future. He also said that the move reflects His Highness’s wish to promote happiness among all sections of society.