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UAE President Orders Release of 870 Prisoners Ahead of National Day

UAE President Orders Release of 870 Prisoners Ahead of National Day

Sunday, 28 November, 2021 - 06:45
A UAE flag waves in front of a big poster of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi December 15,2009. FILE/Reuters

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 870 prisoners ahead of the UAE's 50th National Day.


The move comes as part of President Khalifa’s keenness to give pardoned inmates an opportunity to start a new life and ease the suffering of their families, state news agency WAM reported.


The prisoners, sentenced for various crimes, will also have all their fines and debts paid off.


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