Sheikh Khalifa has ordered their release for the country's 47th anniversary
26 November 2018| Last updated on 26 November 2018
The UAE's President, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has pardoned 785 prisoners ahead of UAE National Day.
His order, which includes the release of these prisoners as well as the settlement of their debts and fines, reflects the President's keenness to grant them another chance for a new life and to relieve their families hardships, according to WAM.
The 785 prisoners have been sentenced for various crimes, but they will be released thanks to a gesture made by the country's President on the occasion of the UAE's 47th National Day.
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Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, the UAE Attorney-General, highlighted that the order, which coincides with the day of the UAE’s pride and honour, reflects the humanitarian sense of the country’s leadership, by bringing happiness and joy to the families and parents of the released inmates.
"This order was issued by a leader who aims to achieve the happiness of those who live in the UAE.
"Through this pardon, the released inmates can regain their value in the community and return to the right path due to the care for their freedom that they regained, which will have a positive impact on their lives and future, so they can become good individuals who can work, build, and strive with honour to provide a better life for their families and parents," he added.
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Al Shamsi called on those included in the order to honestly adhere to goodness, adopt the correct behaviour, and work to give themselves and their parents a better life and future.