ABU DHABI, Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, highlighted the order of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to release 785 prisoners sentenced for various crimes, as well as settling their monetary fines.
This gesture, which was made on the occasion of the UAE's 47th National Day, is part of Sheikh Khalifa's desire to provide the prisoners an opportunity to build new lives and ease the suffering of their families, he added.
Al Shamsi pointed out 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.
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.
He then prayed to Allah Almighty to grant Their Highnesses goodness, happiness and health, and provide the UAE's people with security, stability, advancement and prosperity.
Source: Emirates News Agency