SHARJAH, -- A total of 105 convicts in the emirate of Sharjah will be released to mark the UAE's 45th National Day.
H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, ordered the release of the inmates of various nationalities who had served half their terms and demonstrated good conduct at Sharjah's correctional and punitive establishments.
The release aims to bring joy and hope to inmates, their families and relatives and friends.
Brigadier Saif Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, said HH's gesture reflects his care for the stability and happiness of the families of the released prisoners.
He said he hoped the pardon would encourage inmates to learn from their jail experiences and return to the community as good citizens.
Source: Emirates News Agency